Today I was recounting some of the things that are (way) better than they used to be in my life. And, oh boy, am I grateful!
I used to keep secrets and pretenses; people weren't sure who I was.
Now people know who I am. "I'm real people."
Wayne Dyer had a quote, something like this: 'Success is being better than we used to be'. Sadness is coming up because a part of me has died, ( for the most part.) I'm sooo glad but I also want to give space for the feeling, to mourn that self that protected me for a majority of a life riddled with abuse (many forms). I feel vulnerable mentioning this, as I often do, at home. That said, it's liberating for me, as well. As I go through this phase of recovery, of coming out about this subject, in more ways than in a therapeutic setting or with a close friend, I'm very grateful for you and home to share with;)
I look forward to know how you are better than they used to be, if that speaks to you.