I am writing several posts about acceptance…accepting myself, my diagnosis, my challenges. Along the way I noticed in my reading about acceptance that some people interpret acceptance as staying the way they are. I don’t believe this. I accept where I am but that doesn’t mean I plan to stay that way. I believe strongly in truthful viewing myself and my situation and accepting this is where I am. Now, where do I go from here. I learned somewhere that we are either growing or dying. I know some people that buried themselves long before they died. I want to keep growing. I believe that I am far more capable than what I was diagnosed with. I am not my PTSD. I am a survivor that used PTSD to get through some terrible years but I am learning to live now and those tools are hampering me from growing how I want to grow. I believe acceptance is the first step because I had to accept how messed up I was before I was willing to tackle cleaning up my mess. Cheering for every one of you that is struggling to move forward no matter how small the baby steps. I moved through many years 5 minutes at a time. I learned I can do anything for 5 minutes. I accepted the challenge to grow and thrive.
Enjoy another perspective: