I’m a Grown Woman

The trouble with emotional trauma is that it stays in the body, and it manifests itself in different ways. With me, it has been my weight, my knees, and my teeth. With other people, it may be acne, cancer, diabetes, etc. The worst part about emotional trauma is that it creates PTSD, so as one keeps reliving the incident, the dis-ease manifests itself stronger each time. It’s important to flush these thoughts out of one’s system.

I have to tell myself all the time, “It’s over Katherine. You’re not there anymore.” There was a time when I was very centered, but I have gotten lazy, and now unresolved issues have been bubbling back up to the surface, particularly those that have affected my love life. Crap that happened when I ran a gauntlet of pain in my twenties.

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