So you have now read most of the major details of my story. Now it is time to tell yours. It is an important step in your recovery. However, you do not need to actually tell a person. (It is important that someone knows you are working through this, so they are there for you as a safety net. But you don’t need to tell them details.)
You can get as creative as you want here. The point is to get it out of you and into this big, lovely world we live in. So, pick up a pencil or pen and grab a piece of paper or a notebook, get some magazines and make a collage, snatch a brush and some paints… anything you are comfortable with and if you can’t seem to do this, find a song or poem that represents what happened to you and how you feel. We basically want you to get any thing out onto paper as a first step.
I remember the first time that I was asked to do this. I couldn’t, so I printed out the lyrics to Be Ok by Ingrid Michaelson which was fine. It worked. I got a smidgen of the pain I was feeling out and that was a start. Any start is a good start. It’s the fact that you are trying that counts. I’ll tell you… I spent a summer listening to it and dancing around my living room. To many, the song is depressing. To me, the upbeatness (new word I’ve created 😉 ) and the words of my soul coming out were liberating.
So there you go… I challenge you. Get it out! Do it in a way that will make you happy, but get it out… at least some thing. Any little bit will do. Remember, it’s a start. ❤
“And the LORD shall help them and deliver them; He shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in Him.” – Psalm 37:40
Leave some comments about how you got your story out.