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Starting to Rise After Trauma
By Novni Community Member
I've been through the wringer the past several years. Divorce, lawsuits, bankruptcy, new marriage, difficult new business, money issues, kid issues, ex-wife issues, too much drinking...you name it.
I couldn't ever kill myself because of my kids, but I went through some extremely stressful and depressing episodes where I couldn't see a path forward. Now, it looks like I will finally have gainful employment in a job I'm actually good at when I'm inspired.
I wasn't sure I could ever get back here, but it is slowly starting to happen. I mention this because I know many people on this site are going through hell. I am one of you. I still have plenty of pain and lots of stuff that needs fixing. I have loads of debt and personal relationships in disarray, but now I have a chance to crawl out of this deep hole and start being productive again. I have hope.
Plus I have a unique ability to help others through my work. Just know that if you are in a really bad place and don't know what to do or how to make it better, I encourage you to keep trying. The tiniest steps forward still make a world of difference.
I've done many bad things, but I'm a good person. I've hurt many and been devastated by other people's cruelty. I've made dumb mistakes and made brilliant decisions that worked out great. It's the ebb and flow of life.
It can really suck sometimes and it's horrible when you can't see any possibility of hope. But it can be found. You have to work at it. And you have to realize that it's never a straight line back. There are always bumps, obstacles and difficult people who will make your path ever harder.
Keep moving forward, even if it's just an inch or two some days.
If I can do it...then it can be done by anyone.