It’s funny how the weather triggers different things from thoughts, to feelings, that turn into storms that just won’t cease. It was often during the winter that I would enter treatment. Simply to have a warm place to rest my head and certainly not because I wanted to change my life.
So I just returned from a historic Survivor Symposium at Villa Nova’s CSE Institute. I got to spend some time with my sisters and learned from other survivors what true survivor leaders are, and what they are doing around the country.
Imagine trying to recover without a safe place of your own to heal. LIFT is working to begin housing survivors but we need your help and financial assistance. We are working to provide survivors with that safe place to begin their journey. We need funds for renovations, furniture, and sponsorship to help our sisters begin to heal. This giving Tuesday please help us help our sisters. This is a community effort and we need your help.
Holidays for many, bring on the excitement of spending time with family and celebrating all we have to be thankful for each year. Today they bring that excitement and gratitude for me as well, but for a long, long time that was not the case.
Some days were easier than others. Then there were the others. The
ones she didn’t know how she would survive. The ones where she was
afraid of everything and everyone...