Moving Forward Somehow

Wondering how I got here and where this will lead?

Here I go.......I feel confused a lot of the time and struggle to understand who am I.....?

One thing I know about myself is that I enjoy the creative process.  I've been attending a couple of art classes a week as part of my recovery and this is definitly what gets me out of bed.  I struggle to talk and can find words difficult when I'm triggered, which is often.  Hence, the route of drawing, painting, sculpting, sewing, print making, decorative stained glass, anything really in this field.  I just know that when I'm making, it helps to alleviate my symptoms; giving me much needed respite from the confusion and uncertainty I live with.  

Today I've discovered a bit about myself, this short paragraph is the begining of my steps towards a good recovery.  Wish me luck! 

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Lucky to be alive

Please Note: This piece contains references to suicide and abuse

My morning ritual commences - cuppa tea, roll up and head space zooming all over the universe.  Today, for the first time I can remember 'lucky to be alive' was where my spaceship lan...

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Sharing the secret

Please note: this story references self harm.

My daughter discovered for the first time that I have used self harm as an coping mechanisim.  It all happened yesterday when she noticed a scar on my arm.  Her eyes widened and she asked me "Is that an accident or was it intenti...

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Why?

Please note: this story references self harm.

I've started checking in on write to recovery in the mornings.  Sometimes I have no words to share and when this happens I read the stories shared by my fellow writers until the floodgates creak open....I cut myself last ni...

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Pain inheritance

I'm so angry with you, mum and dad and my family growing up. It's ruined the 41 and a bit years of my life so far but I'm not gonna let it ruin the rest of it. Why couldn't you have confronted and sorted out your own problems an...

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