At the beginning of April, I made a commitment to face my trauma of sex abuse and deal with some demons that have been haunting me my whole life. I'm was excited and scared at the same time. I attended The Haven Retreat in Utah for survivors.
I know I'm one of the lucky ones. 80 percent of abuse survivors cope by using drugs and alcohol and I feel lucky I didn't take that road. I'm not sure exactly why I didn't. I know so many people who have suffered from drug and alcohol addiction. There is no shame intended in the poem as we are all on our own journeys. We all do what we can to survive trauma. I wish all of you healing and safety and freedom from pain.