I was talking to a friend of mine whom I went to Safe with 10 years ago. Yes. We’re still friends. I asked her about a scar I had that was bothering me and if she had any suggestions besides Vitamin E and I said “Because the scar is at least a year old…”

I’m a long time injurer and a long time in recovery but I do have 2 injuries in the last 4 years. Counting days and keeping anniversaries no longer helps me much, but as I talked to my friend about the injury happening over a year ago, I was proud.

Yes. It’s been at least a year since I hurt myself last. Sure, that broke a 2 year stretch or so but still an accomplishment. I can choose to beat myself up over injuring myself that once last year or celebrating my ability to bounce back and find safety so quickly and for such a long time. I choose celebration over self deprecation.

I don’t know if I’ll ever injure again. Believe me – I don’t want to. Well, sometimes I want to but I don’t really want to. I’m happy and proud that years after a very chaotic and sad time in my life, I am able to maintain my safety for long periods of time.