“In youth, it was a way I had,
To do my best to please.
And change, with every passing lad
To suit his theories.
But now I know the things I know
And do the things I do,
And if you do not like me so,
To hell, my love, with you.”
― Dorothy Parker, The Complete Poems of Dorothy Parker
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Healing from childhood abuse and trauma is a journey of self-discovery. Full stop.
As I continue to figure out who I am, I become even more aware of how little I have truly known myself my whole life. If I am honest, it adds it’s own level of grief to reconcile as I sort through my trauma and it’s affects.
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