Recovery is defined as the act or process of returning to a normal state after a period of difficulty. Life is nothing but a series of courses in a journey and sometimes those courses are difficult. We like to move on as if unaffected by these hard times. Without addressing them and finding the root of the problem, we are not actively recovering.

So when we try to go into another course, we are still wounded by the past; which results in unfair assumptions and new pain to deal with. If we took the time to process and heal, we could have recovered and learned the lesson that God expected us to learn; making the next course a little less difficult.

See the difference?

As a Christian, as a black woman, as a family member, as a friend, as an entrepreneur: I should always be actively recovering from something. This is not always easy, but it’s not always hard.

Write to Recover’s objective is to focus on three areas of recovery: spiritually/mentally, physically and financially.

We can treat this like an AA meeting. No one is perfect. My word is not law. But if my gift can help me heal and assist others in doing the same…I’ll share anyway.


Hello, my name is Christian Cashelle…and I’m recovering.

I am a young woman of God, trying my hand in a lot of different talents. I have small obsessions with many things including nails, hair, sleep and other things women love to do, but my first love will always be my pen. I am the go-to baby sitter in my family and the official macaroni and cheese cook. I can be impatient and emotional at times but I feel that it shows well in my writing.

I am a twenty-something year old and working on a life that is pleasing to God. My first step of self-gratification is my writing. I have always known from the time I was eight years old, writing poetry in class that my teacher would read aloud, that feeling you get when someone recognizes the words you so creatively put together as a work of art was something I wanted to feel forever. It never left me, even through a bachelors program and two masters programs I knew that nothing would top that feeling of seeing my name printed on a cover of a book.

I’ve taken steps to secure my literary career, developing an independent press Dynamic Image Publications and becoming a freelance editor after interning with a couple of different companies. 

I am currently single, dreaming of the days of being a wife and mother.

All I know for sure is that I am a child of God and a writer and most days that is all I need.

Although my heart belongs to poetry and fiction, it’s time to stop making stuff up and live a life that I would write about without fabrication. Write to recover is a journey through words that anyone will be able to relate to. Focusing on spiritual, physical and financial recovery, this blog will show all the bruises, bumps and cuts that I know will come with this journey. Kind of like a do-it-yourself/self-help book. We cannot wait until we reach our achieved goal to share with others who are struggling how to get through it.

Let’s recover together.