19 days to go. Impossible I say! Didn’t I just get here? Looking back Brookhaven was just what I needed. A sanctuary where I felt accepted and cared for - both feelings I hadn’t experienced or felt in quite some time!
I gave myself the chance to be heard because I felt I needed to be. I gave myself the friendships of other accomplished women – who like myself had been emotionally abused. I rediscovered that I had feelings and were entitled to them. I was finally able to identify the loss and sadness I had become. Once able to see and be heard, I was able to learn skills to guide me when I feel those emotional struggles surfacing.
In this, my third month I have realized why it’s a 90 day program. This last 30 days are mine – all mine for me and me alone – to have and to hold. This spectacular month of October in the Smokies, when the temperature finally dropped the leaves turned, is my opportunity to purposefully celebrate myself, and my resilience and perseverance.