As a Forty Plusser my mind is filled with flashbacks of my childhood years. Wish I could just totally forget some of the memories… I am a living example that childhood trauma can have a lifelong effect. As a human being, I am not made out of stone.
I experienced trauma such as substance abuse, emotional abuse and poverty. As an adult I try to avoid anything that reminds me of that trauma. Not always a healthy thing to do. I know that a person cannot escape the reality of life’s challenges. There was a point in my life that I became “passive”. I knew what I needed to do in life, but I just could not do it!! It took me years to “find myself”again. It was a long long road to recovery, but I did it!!
I choose to see myself as a survivor and not…
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