I’m currently sitting in O’Hare airport, waiting to board a flight that I once thought I would never be capable of getting on. I’m flying to Dublin, Ireland tonight, a place I’ve always wanted to visit.
For years growing up I’ve always faced two obstacles to this trip. Obviously, finances being one, but also a common lack of confidence. Common, I say, for those of is who grew up as victims of abuse. As a child, and even into adulthood, I saw myself as someone barely hanging on not someone capable and confident. Flying overseas isn’t the most difficult thing to do, but picking up and going somewhere new, especially to another country, isn’t exactly comfortable either! Survivors love nothing more than staying within their comfort zone!
So, I’m going to be out of my comfort zone for a few weeks, and probably out of touch as well for the most part. I’m excited to finally have the opportunity to take a trip like this, and feeling pretty happy that I at least have gained some confidence in myself and my ability to get around.
I hope you will find your own small way to feel confident about yourselves while I’m gone!
Until I have the chance to post an update, slainte!