Monthly Archives: July 2013

When You Know, You Know

As I work toward healing, I remember one of the 1st things I read in an excellent book that I highly recommend, In The Meantime by Iyanla VanZant. She talks about knowing, trusting your knowing and knowing when you know … Continue reading

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It’s About You and That’s OK!

When I 1st talked about my rape, I felt weird. On the one hand I’m talking about something publicly that has all things negative attached to it: shame, anger, humiliation, guilt, and probably rage. On the other hand, I feel … Continue reading

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2nd Meeting – It’s Not What It Looks Like

Ever seen something through a window or in a photo or on video and it looks like one thing but it’s actually something entirely different? Had you peeked through the window in the door at the counseling center, you’d have … Continue reading

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Jail

I realized something today. I’ve spoken previously about walls. I feel like, because I cannot yell, really, and have lost my voice, figuratively, I feel like I’m in jail. I don’t know how the hell I got here and I … Continue reading

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What If?

What if people saw “the real you”? Some people are true to who they are in every way, every day. Most, however, are not. Lots of interesting things come up when you start healing. Some are “pfftt…”things, things you can … Continue reading

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I Can’t Scream…And Other Thoughts

So, in my last post, I talked about writing the letter to my rapist and reading it aloud. I’ve read it 4 times. No tears now. But the desire to write another letter. And a few realizations, the biggest one … Continue reading

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1st Meeting – I Got Homework

I 1st went to InterAct back in June. This past Wednesday, I had my 1st meeting with my Case Manager. As I talked and she listened, little details long since forgotten came to me. We talked about emotions attached to … Continue reading

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