As a writer and storyteller, I am fortunate in that I’ve rarely encountered writer’s block. Until now. Until I attempted to share the overwhelming difficulty that has been my 2022. From severe mental health struggles to new health care trauma, caregiving woes to heartbreak, this year has truly been one of the most difficult of my life.
My natural inclination is to take what I am learning and disseminate those lessons to the masses. I want to get as vulnerable as possible so that I can help others avoid similar mistakes or seek similar solutions.
But this time… this time it’s not so easy. I struggle to find the right words to paint an accurate picture of my experiences and emotions. Moreover, the battle for my mental and physical health rages on. The trauma is ongoing, complex. The heart hasn’t finished healing.
I guess the purpose of this post is simply to encourage anyone who may be struggling with something – anything – to keep going. Keep trying, keep seeking, keep living. It will be hard, but you will be okay. Just keep going.
With Hope for Healing, Resilience, and Joy,