I wrote this as I was learning more about Complex PTSD and coming to accept my illness. This short journal entry helped me focus on my recovery with a sense of balance. I didn’t expect it to be easy, but I did expect to get somewhere… Looking back, I see that I have accomplished most of the objectives I had. I’m still growing and still getting my life back on track, but I have made some progress.
Journal excerpt: Coming to terms with my condition…
I have an illness. I am dealing with it and it will take time.
My illness has caused some changes in my life.
Recovery is not only possible… it will significantly improve my way of living.
I deserve the time, space and resources to recover.
I am responsible for seeing that I receive the right treatment and care.
Recovery will be emotional. I am responsible…
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