What would your community look life if TRAUMA was not a bad word? Whenever I would admit to my problem, living with life after trauma, shame would wash over me and swallow my light, joy, and confidence.
Living with trauma has brought a lot of changes in my world and those differences made me feel as if something was WRONG with me.
Through almost a decade of searching and several years of very hard work, I’ve discovered the change inside of me is normal. I’m not a freak of nature. Yes, I am quirky and say very odd things, but those things don’t make me WRONG. The fact I will always have to be on guard to protect my brain does not make me incapable of anything, it indicates I’m wise and brilliant because I CAN and WILL and DO . .
I am capable of making friends.
I am capable of earning a great living.
I am capable of hugging and loving my children openly, without reserve.
I am capable of having a calm, rational conversation.
I am capable of working through a panic attack.
I am capable of saying no respectfully and with strength.
I am capable……
Trauma changes us forever and there are pieces of that we may never fully “like.” Ok. We can work with those changes and in the process, might even overcome things we never thought capable of doing.
If you have someone in your life who would be encouraged with this message please share this blog post with them. It’s good to know we are not alone.