There wasn’t much that went into the name Free Anissa.
A long time ago my Twitter account got suspended because it got hacked and they thought I was a spammer. I asked a few friends to tweet that I wasn’t a spammer, and……yeah.
Let’s just say the hashtag #freeAnissa started out with no deeper meaning than that.
But the Free Anissa started to grow on me.
As I was getting ready to retire my Hope4Peyton site, the word “FREE” took on new meaning.
Free from chemo, free from pills, free from living under the cloud, free from cancer.
But it also had other meanings.
Free to talk about the things important to me, free to discuss nothing at all, free to admire shoes if I wanted.
I felt the free in unique ways.
I wasn’t sure I was supposed to feel “free”.
Then I had strokes.
And spent time in the hospital.
Eventually, I came home.
To more work than I have ever known.
The name Free Anissa took on a whole new definition.
What was I trying to be free from this time?
Expectations. Limitations. Boundaries. Weaknesses.
Things my body can’t do. Yet.
A world apart.
I will be be free one day.
My name is Anissa.