I enjoy receiving comments from readers. They are very thought provoking for me. I read and respond. This one that I have permission to use in my blog.
As a survivor of childhood abuse and trauma I am keenly aware of the severity of emotional despair. I have walked this world with a smile on my face, whilst walking the edge of despair on the inside.
I had that moment recently when I realized I am living within my triggers. It is a reactionary way of living based upon fear and abuse. I don’t want to live based on triggers anymore.
Having written about my dysfunctional family I didn’t realize how dysfunctional they were. As I read through the signs of dysfunctional families I am awed by what I went through.
There are instances, such as mine, that blood relations do not mean family. Being bound through blood to two abusive people is not the family I would have chosen.
I don’t want to ever be ‘Before Times Talia.’ One of the methods I use are positive affirmations. Trying to turn the negative self-talk into positive self-care talk.
Introverts tend to be misunderstood. We can sometimes by moody, we like being alone, and silence isn’t uncomfortable for us. On January 2nd I celebrated what makes me an amazing introvert for World Introvert Day.