That moment when I realised I have been going about things the wrong way. Trying to fix binge eating and my need to drink alcohol to numb feelings instead of focusing on the cause – mental health problems.
This is a moment when I can start to turn my life around!
In the words of Martine McCutcheon “This is my moment.”
Apologies to anyone who now has that song stuck in their heads 😂.
The last week or so have been tough. Going from feeling low to not wanting to be here anymore. So much so I wrote ‘Will anybody notice or care‘. I am very lucky to have friends that contacted me, around the time that I published that blog, to see how I was and then guided me through making me feel valued, wanted and most of all loved. Sometimes people can save lives and not even know it. A few words make such a difference.
Recently I was listening to Madeleine Black’s memoir Unbroken and everything changed.
The therapies that Madeleine had tried and how they affected her really got me thinking. I have only tried therapy with Rape Crisis and a therapist through work.
Rape Crisis were fantastic and I hope to start therapy with them again once I have moved house.
But there are so many other things I can do to help myself.
I have tried to stop binge eating and drinking alcohol so that I would feel better about myself. But I was tackling this and my mental health in the wrong way.
Madeleine said “It was time to turn and face that which I’d been running from for so long.”
When I heard this it made me realise I need to start facing the childhood sexual assaults, rapes, coercive control and sexual assaults in relationships which have cause my mental health problems. Only then will I be able to truly find myself and be free from my demons.
So today is the first day of my true journey taking on the horrors of my past. Do I expect there to be hurdles along the way – yes, do I think this will happen overnight – no, could this take a long time potentially years – yes.
I do not expect this to be easy BUT
I WILL beat this,
I WILL find myself and my beautiful destination,
I WILL live again!