Growing Up Shattered. Introduction

February 29, 2020

Growing up shattered

Sharp edges worn smooth with time.

A peaceful garden.


Hi and thank you for following Growing Up…my thoughts on surviving childhood abuse.

My name is Nina, the N in NZain.

If there is one thing I’ve learned about healing old childhood traumas–“it’s a journey not a race.” (who said that?) Healing not only takes time, but action, faith, and a good dose of humor too!

Support is also necessary. We are not alone! Kind-hearted people are everywhere–right here, and connecting with other like-minded folk on the journey is truly one of life’s greatest joys. I am pleased to meet you.

Growing up sideways is tough enough. Growing up shattered is another story; one that I hope will inspire you on your own journey. Healing is possible. Trust in the process.


NZain 🦋

PS. All photos here on this blog are by me.

Author: NZain


35 thoughts on “Growing Up Shattered. Introduction”

      1. I am so grateful for you, dear friend and your kind encouraging words—especially at a time when I just needed a smile. Thank you, Renee. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. 😊🙏🏻


  1. Hi Nina, it truly is so nice to see you back again! Looking forward to your new journey, we all have things to share and learn and help with. I know you will be a help to many here. Hope you are having a great weekend!😁😸

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    1. Aw thanks, Steve. It’s nice to be back again. A lot of learning over the past couple of months. Some challenges to overcome—and that’s a good thing. Happy to have survived it! 🙃

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      1. Surviving our challenges always makes us stronger for the road ahead. And learning gives us wisdom to carry with us into the future. I like your choice of a nice sunny flower too!😃😺🌻🌞


    1. Thank you, Frank. Glad to surprise you. Yes, all is well here. Some difficult challenges—I call it facing my dragons—some much needed reflection and clearing the past. A lot of writing. Too much! Time to edit. It’s good to be back.

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