I was reminded via Facebook that April is sexual assault awareness month.
So I sat cross-legged on the couch trying to think of something to say.
And all I could do was stare out the window.
Later, I told J about my attempts to write and my difficulty staying focused, zoning out. How I can’t talk about “that night” without blanking, stuttering, picking nervously at my cuticles. And he said, “You should write about things that make you feel good.”
You know what? He’s damn right.
Maybe one day I’ll be able to write something clear and meaningful about the topic of sexual assault; but tonight I refuse to give another minute’s thought to the man who tried to steal my power.
The moral(s) of this story… Don’t allow toxic people to poison your mind or darken your spirit. Hold your head up. Don’t play the victim. Set your thoughts on that which brings pleasure and joy into your life.
“I give myself a good cry if I need it. But then I concentrate on the good things still in my life. I don’t allow myself any more self-pity than that. A little each morning, a few tears and that’s all.” Mitch Albom, Tuesdays With Morrie