Friday, December 19, 2014

Day 19: Looking Back

Today's BlogHer blog prompt:

Audrey Hepburn said, "If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough." Do you think you would do the same, or do the sad times stand out in your mind?

I'm not sure I look back and see the sad events so much as I have an understanding of how certain events impacted me.  I recognize the bad habits and sometimes poor coping mechanisms they have left me with and I find myself feeling frustration when some event in the present day triggers an old emotional response.  I ask myself, how long have I been trying to process this, and how much work have I done only to find that I am still feeling the impacts of X event?

Wait didn't I write recently that healing takes time and we can't really control the pace at which that happens?  Yeah, I guess I should take my own advice right?

If I had to look back and review my life though I think I'd look upon it mostly favorably.  I have had my struggles and my dark times, but I've also had some rather cool adventures and I have met some really awesome people.  Over all it really hasn't been so bad. 

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