I’ll never forget the traumatic experience I went through. It felt like my world was suddenly turned upside down, and I could barely hold on to reality. My mental health has suffered ever since, and it’s been a long, tough journey to get back to a healthy place.
It’s taken years of therapy and support from friends and family for me to get this far. There have been times when I’ve hit roadblocks along the way, but with patience, mindfulness practices, medication (when needed), and lots of self-care, I’m in a better place than before the trauma occurred.
I’m also aware that trauma can be an ongoing thing without being tied to any single event - so I’m always vigilant about keeping my mental health in check and engaging in regular self-care activities to ensure it stays strong.
It hasn’t been easy getting here though; there have been days where just getting out of bed has seemed like an impossible task. But with some hard work I’m living a life full of joyous moments that surpass anything that happened years ago.
I’m proud of how hard I’ve worked to reclaim my sense of self and heal from the trauma. That doesn’t mean I don’t still struggle sometimes or have bad days; it just means that those days don’t define me anymore - because now I know how capable and strong I am in working through anything that comes my way.