As a 51-year-old woman dealing with PTSD, I have struggled for years to find peace within myself. The flashbacks, anxiety, and nightmares have often felt overwhelming. But through therapy, support groups, and self-care practices, I have started to see small glimmers of hope. I have learned to be gentle with myself, to take things one day at a time, and to celebrate even the smallest victories. It’s not easy and there are still tough days, but I refuse to let PTSD define me. I am committed to finding peace within myself and I want to encourage others in a similar situation to do the same. We deserve to feel at peace, and with the right tools and support, it is possible.