I am really struggling tonight.
Today was too much.
Today was overwhelming.
Today was “there is no turning back now, but how can I go on?”
The further away I get from safety, the greater this sinking feeling becomes.
I left feeling proud. Like I did a lot of work, and sure, it wasn’t easy, but I showed up—really showed up. And then, hours passed. And a couple more hours, and suddenly I am five, and in trouble for talking. For feeling. For crying. And suddenly I feel very out of touch with the ground. Why can’t I find the ground!
I feel trapped in fear (stop talking), so trapped I can’t reach out. I feel unsafe in this body.