November 11, 2016

Take One Step Today

It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters, in the end.

-Ursula LeGuin-

Healing is difficult, and healing from childhood sexual abuse can even feel impossible. We recognize that, which is why we prefer to look at healing as a journey. Where things are done one step at a time, one day at a time.

The word journey used to refer to the distance that a person could travel in one day. And that’s how we want you to think of your healing. If you are too overwhelmed by the idea of days or months or years, then focus on the NOW. Take care of yourself right now in this moment. That’s one step on your healing journey.

Healing is different for everyone. Your healing will not be the same as anyone else’s, just as you are not the same as anyone else. No one can take this journey for you. While there will be amazing people to assist you along the way, no one can do it for you. At times you may feel alone on your path, but you’re not. We are here to support you every step of the way. We can’t carry the burden for you, but we can try to lighten your load.

You have the power to heal. You can do it. There will be hard days and good days, times when you may feel like giving up, but don’t. You deserve to heal. If all you can take today is one step, that’s still one more step on your healing journey.