Identity and Rediscovering myself after trauma

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Twenty-sixteen was a particularly difficult year, I was still trying to manage a family breakdown which was necessary but wasn’t easy especially for my mental health. Then in November, I was diagnosed with depression which had manifested five years earlier from a traumatic life event – The beginnings of Motherhood. My journey into Motherhood. For an insight into the nitty gritty read my previous post – Our Birth Story. I completely lost my identity, for the next five years, I have been on a little journey to rediscover it.

Although I knew for some time that things weren’t quite right my diagnosis still came as a shock, and I was in denial for some time. I didn’t want to acknowledge that dark cloud hovering over me. Having to acknowledge past events and be honest that I wasn’t coping was and still is difficult to admit.

purchase Lyrica from canada Plus on top of that, I had become so obsessed with everything going wrong and become very disconnected with myself, so the journey in being my own definition of ‘well’, was confusing and full of frustration.

Our identity should be seen as an ongoing process.

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With continuous work on me, my mind and mental health, I am ready to rediscover who I am. The things that I like and where I want to go with the next chapter of my life. I’m currently using mindfulness, pilates and yoga, it’s relaxing my constantly busy mind which I’m finding beneficial. For the moments I need to quieten my mind I’m using headspace guided meditation. Recently I’ve begun using photography as a stress release, getting outside letting pictures do the talking. I even added a photography section to my blog because I’m enjoying it that much.

Right now I’m happy, exceptionally happy especially with myself, I no longer feel guilty for that happiness. I feel healthier and my days are enjoyable.

When I truly started to love myself from the inside out and work on all the emotional baggage I had been carrying with me, I realised the true meaning of strength and vulnerability.

 

8 Comments

  1. February 27, 2018 / 12:45 pm

    What a courageous journey you are on. Appreciate you so willingly and openly share your experience and light. Your strength allows others to know that they too, are not alone. I celebrate your homecoming and amazing soul. ❤ xo Blessings, Evelyn, PathofPresence.com

  2. February 28, 2018 / 12:05 am

    Your post is so inspiring. Photography is so therapeutic for me as well. It’s such a wonderful feeling to take my camera out and focus on what’s in front of me.

  3. February 28, 2018 / 1:23 am

    Thank you for sharing your journey with us. You just never know who you might inspire 🙂

  4. February 28, 2018 / 2:59 am

    Identity is definitely a process. I’m so glad to hear that you are in a better place now and on the journey of rediscovery!

  5. February 28, 2018 / 9:43 pm

    What an honest and open article about yourself. I lovely read, very inspiring and I think that you are fab x

  6. Danielle
    March 2, 2018 / 10:21 am

    I can so relate to this. Motherhood is such a change, you become a different person and lose a sense of who you were.

  7. Blair Villanueva
    March 2, 2018 / 12:25 pm

    You are brave and honest, thank you for sharing us your private life and journey. You are very inspiring woman.

  8. Tempestt
    March 3, 2018 / 7:15 pm

    This is such an honest and inspiring post. So happy your in a happy and healthier place now. Photography is a stress reliever of mine as well. Thanks for sharing.

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