Navigating life after trauma

These last few years have been a roller coaster of emotions. So much has happened that it can be difficult to make sense of it all. After experiencing trauma, I felt lost and unsure of how to pick up the pieces of my life and begin again.

I think one of the most empowering paths I’ve found through this process has been self-care. Taking time (no matter how small) to do something just for myself has completely transformed my wellbeing. It might mean taking a long walk in nature or painting with watercolors - whatever helps me reclaim control over the narrative of my life story.

It’s also been incredibly beneficial to reach out to those close to me and allow them into this journey with me. Connecting with others goes so much further than we often realize in terms of healing. There is immense comfort in being heard, seen, and validated by someone you trust.

My path forward may look different every day because recovery is never linear, but I remind myself each morning that I am capable and worthy of regaining peace and joy in my life.