Tamara left me a comment on Facebook today that made me think. As you may or may not know, I’ve been doing a bit of traveling, and will continue to in the next couple of weeks, both as part of my work, and for some vacation. She noted that for her it would be difficult to be away from home, away from her “grounding” spot that much.
I can certainly understand that, but for me it’s different. I need the ability to explore from time to time in order to get out of my own head and see the larger world around me. Traveling is a great way to do that, though it certainly isn’t the only way. There are plenty of other ways to get outside my own head without leaving town as well. 🙂
It does go to show, though, that there’s no “right” way to heal. We’re all individuals, we’ve all lived through different forms of abuse, and the things we need to do to heal ourselves will also be different. There’s no fool proof formula to overcoming abuse, we all have to find the right ways to do what we need to do for ourselves. That can be a struggle at times, but it’s what makes all of us special, we’re all unique and worth the effort!