Throwback Thursday: For Those Who Stand Up After Trauma...
June 16, 2022
In January of 2016, I wrote about recovering from trauma, and I sometimes go back to that writing that I did for someone else to help them—to help myself.
Back in 2015, I was having a tough time with some negative experiences that were resurfacing for me for no obvious reasons at random times.
Not often. Maybe once every 10-15 days or so.
But they would pop into my head, and seemingly take over my thoughts in a dark and morose way, until I realized what was happening and shook them off.
No idea why.
And that lasted for a few months.
Then in 2018, I experienced the same thing after a bad car accident. The first time was on a car trip to Tennessee. A friend was driving us over some mountains, and suddenly, I imagined the car just driving straight off the edge and plunging below.
Maybe imagined is not the word.
I felt it happen.
Which made zero sense, since the car accident I was in in 2017 had nothing to do with mountains or plummeting to my death.
But those sorts of split-second musings would pop up for me for the next two years. Infrequently, but always when I was driving, and always something where I was gonna die in my car.
I still flinch when people nudge too close to the car I'm in from their lane (we were sideswiped).
Anyway, in January of 2016, I wrote about recovering from trauma, and I sometimes go back to that writing that I did for someone else to help them—to help myself.
Find the transcript for this episode here. https://datingkinky.com/blog/stand-up/