Why I Wrote the Zippy’s Club Journal

Do you hide your pain and suffer in silence? 

Oh, sweet friend, if you stuff your pain deep down inside of you and pretend that everything is fine when you are actually hurting and struggling to live, I understand. 

I stuffed and pretended for years. It felt so shameful for me to tell anyone that I had suicidal thoughts, and I drifted off to sleep each night, buried underneath the weight of them all. I wanted so badly to be like everyone else. The heaviness of my scars and all of the fears they invoked made me feel helpless. 

Would I get a job, get my driver’s license, get married, have babies, and be able to live a normal life? Or would I be a burden to everyone? 

Those questions haunted me and kept me up at night. If I could go back and talk to my younger self, I would tell her to give God time to work it out. 

My life is better now than I could have ever envisioned for myself. While I struggle sometimes, God always shows me how to overcome my challenges and hardships. Most of the pain was created in my mind by my thoughts. When I learned how to think, process my emotions, and trust God, my life completely changed. 

For so long, I lived as if I were locked in a prison of so much pain, and God showed me how to break free and overcome it all. That’s why I write and share because I know what deep levels of pain feel like. I also know how it feels to overcome it. 

When I do school visits and share my story with kids, they share their stories with me. Sometimes, I cry all the way home. While we connect through my Zippy books, I’ve never really had anything to share after my visit ends. I’ve always wanted to be able to give the kids a way to help themselves. And that is why I created the Zippy’s Club Journal. 

It is a guide to reprogramming the mind to be able to overcome. I give kids the very tools I use every day, along with a formula for changing thoughts. 

We never know who suffers in silence or what our children will face. Therefore, we need to start now by helping them to process their emotions and learn to overcome their hardships. 

If you have a child or grandchild, I beg you to get them a Zippy’s Club Journal and help them use it daily. If you really want to take it to the next level, I suggest getting one for yourself and doing it with your child every day. 

If you don’t have anyone to buy one for, please consider buying one for a child who needs it but perhaps can’t afford it. Any donation will help someone. I’ve worked hard on this journal, but I can’t do it alone. I need your help to reach those who are struggling. 

Ways you can help:

  1. Buy a journal
  2. Share my post
  3. Refer my Zippy books to someone else
  4. Let me speak at your school or organization
  5. Pray for me and this work

At this time, the books are only available through me. Please feel free to comment, email me (candidasullivan@yahoo.com), or message me on social media to order or donate. I have multiple ways to pay, and I genuinely appreciate every single way you support me. 

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