I’ve been on a healing journey the last two years that I never even knew I needed.
Several triggers in my life forced the emotional trauma I’d buried decades ago to bubble up. Then overflow. I felt like I was drowning in pain.
It’s funny how you think you’ve already healed a part of you then realize you’re far from it.
I needed to go deeper. Much deeper. And I’m grateful for my therapist who’s been there to help me through it all.
The work has been excruciating, exhausting, enlightening. I go all in, process what I’ve uncovered, fall apart… then take time to rest.
Slowly, I’m discovering who I really I am. Gradually, I’m standing up for myself. Gently, I’m learning to love the me I’ve long disassociated with – the me I never knew I needed.
I will share more about my journey in the coming weeks in the hope that it helps someone else.
Remember, if you’re struggling with your mental health, know that it’s okay to get help. My partner, Mental Health America, has plenty of resources on its website: everything from free and anonymous mental health screenings to DIY tools to information on affordable treatment if you don’t have insurance. Click here to get started.