“Feelings are scary. And sometimes they’re painful. And if you can’t feel pain, then you’re not going to feel anything else, either.” - Dr. Berger, Ordinary People.
I’ve found the emotional adjustment of the recovery a more difficult process partly due to the fact it’s difficult to measure progress, but it has also revealed a lot about the choices I’ve made in my life. However, over the last few weeks, I’ve felt much more comfortable with the idea the recovery will be ongoing and will also take as long as it needs. Not to mention, there will be aspects of it which are frightening and painful to negotiate. Thankfully, I’ve been able to refocus my perspective, and I have been the recipient of some wise counsel. Thank you for allowing me the chance to reflect here and for offering support.