Sexual assault is highly stigmatized and rarely discussed, as evidenced by the thousands of people who, since the inception of the #MeToo hashtag, bravely shared their sexual abuse, assault, and harassment stories for the first time.
The moment I fell, my life fell into place. I had inadvertently fallen into my perfect job.
That’s exactly when you should have been doing the breathing!
As the harsh whispers of my anxiety melded into a shout, constantly pelting my mind with criticism, I nearly obeyed my mind’s taunts, mistaking my anxiety’s voice for my own.
I realized that tomorrow is never guaranteed, so I decided to savor every moment of every day.
Apply for the job of your dreams. Finish the project you’ve worked on for ages. Do not run. Do not escape. Do not hide.
You feel like your life is shattering around you, splintering in the wake of chaos. You feel like you are dancing on broken glass, shards jutting into the tender soles of your feet.
It’s okay if you feel lost or afraid or directionless.
I am not the woman you expect…