I don't want to go into too much detail here, since this is public. But I've been having a difficult time lately and I need to get out of my funk somehow.
I once was very close to someone who I eventually realized was a narcissist. This person spent quite a lot of time and energy making me feel small. Long story short, memories of my time with that person have been flooding my mind lately and I can't seem to get them to go away.
I've spent the last few years in therapy, trying to build myself back up. Often, I am able to realize just how strong of a person I am. I'm actually getting near the end of my treatment, and am confident in my ability to succeed. However, it doesn't mean I won't struggle at times and I have to remember that it's a normal part of life, especially on nights like tonight.
I've written a few post-its similar to the ones I had up at the house. For the past week, I've been back down. Small. I need to build myself back up. Write my notes. Read them. Fill out my Gratitude Finder. Be my best self! Because at the end of every day, I am awesome. I am strong, and I am able!