Trauma triggers

I had a traumatic experience a few years ago, and the memory of that event lingered in my mind for a long time. In fact, the trauma influenced many of my adult decisions. I believe that going to therapy would have been the right thing to do, but I did not. I was gradually healing after years of nightmares and constant paranoia. Consider something that consumes your thoughts on a daily basis to the point where you completely forget about it.

A dream recently triggered the suppressed thought. It wasn’t my dream, but someone told me about it, and I’m starting to think about the traumatic event more than I’d like. I’ll never forget that event, but I don’t want to think about it on a daily basis.

Although this blog may appear hazy, I am grateful to have a place to vent. My immediate reaction to trauma is to withdraw from the situation and people. I enjoy solitude in my company. In my solitude, however, I do not go into overthinking mode; instead, I turn to music, writing (as I am currently doing), or simply do everything in my power to distract myself.

So, if anyone reads this and a trauma has been triggered, remember that the moment does not last forever and you will eventually feel like yourself. Allow yourself time to heal.

Thank you for reading.

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