Excellent observations, Dave Marsteller. I took me a lot of years to acknowledge the trauma I had lived through. After all, I had been one of the people taking care, fighting for change, making a difference.
What could I possibly need help with? I’m the one who does the helping, damn it.
It wasn’t until I sought therapy years ago that I began to grasp what I’d been through.
Now, I guess I’m definitely in the creative phase.
I can look back and remember without the pain I used to feel. I can share and feel good about it.
So, that sounds like a plan.