Hey everyone! I hope everyone is doing well. It’s been almost 2 years since I’ve been to SAFE for the second time. It was such an amazing experience and my life has brought me to new places I would never have imagined. I miss the people and the staff at SAFE a lot.
But I learned so much! It’s been almost 18 months since I’ve self injured. I used to not being able to imagine my life without injuring, and now I can’t imagine going back to that place where I was. I am now a peer specialist. I work helping others who are struggling. I have learned so much about myself and my gifts from attending the SAFE program. I wish all those who are struggling can know the life changing experience that getting healthy can bring.
I want to be honest. It is scary sometimes to be accountable to myself for my decision and behaviors. I recently lost my disability and that was scary too. I was comfortable in that role of being a patient because I knew what was expected of me. Now I have different expectations of myself.
I really would love for everyone to read the Bodily Harm book. If you can’t attend SAFE it is a good start. Living a life self injury free is scary but very possible and very rewarding! I believe in all of you! I am here for all of you!
And for those that have touched my life on my journey I say Thank you! Words can not begin to thank you enough for teaching me how to change my life! You are in my thoughts always!