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WannaMoveOn

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  1. @Lrr1 Oh Monopoly can go on for days, I understand. Cool! There will be a live Cluedo game in my town this summer, where groups up to six people can go looking for clues in the city and try and find the murderer. Thank you for the sympathy. I am so happy to hear, that this community is a fit for you. Yes, having a community makes a difference. It's sad to know when someone else has a story, but we can be strong together. Every story is unique, but we tend to relate a lot here
  2. @LillieBelle Hello and welcome to After Silence, I am Wanna I am well thanks! What about you? I am sincerely sorry for you reasons to be here, please know it was not your fault. You have no guilt or shame in this. After Silence is a safe place to start sharing, whenever you're ready. We believe you and will hear you out. This place offers connection with wonderful members, a chance to relate and lighten your heart, and much more. The point of a community is to have a place where you can just let it out and find a source of comfort in your daily life. I wish you the very best
  3. @Lrr1 Hello and welcome to After Silence! I am sincerely sorry for your reasons to be here. Please know that we fully believe you, and you carry no shame or guilt in this. You are being very brave and taking a crucial step, not being silly. To start our healing journey, we sometimes need to be vulnerable and try out new ways to confront our past. It can be a bit scary for sure, and leave you second guessing yourself, but this is a safe place. We hear you out. You can talk about anything here, this forum was created for you. Please let me know if I can help in any way at all.
  4. Hello. Welcome, so happy you joined! I am Wanna First off, please don't apologize. I think you captured the picture very well. The first days are an extremely sensitive time, as it usually comes with high risk of doubt and second guessing oneself. That's why I am relieved you've decided to come here early on, so we can support you through this. Admitting your trauma takes a lot of effort, and reaching out a lot of courage. You are being very strong. I am sincerely sorry about your past, please know that we believe you. This is a great and safe place to start out your he
  5. Hello Naiwen, and welcome to After Silence! I am Wanna Your introduction is rather short but with words well used. This tells a lot, and I am sincerely sorry. You are invited to share more when you feel like it, and we'll be there for you through this. You are not alone, nor should you be alone. You own your story, and we believe you. Please know that you carry no guilt in this. Starting to reach out takes a lot, and I am so proud you took that step! Now, with a healing journey ahead, there will be ups and downs, but it's worth in the long run. Having a community helps signi
  6. Hello and welcome to After Silence @rfd1283 ! I am Wanna That sounds very stressful and unsettling for you and your partner. I am sincerely sorry for the behalf of you both. By seeking support, you are doing a wonderful thing for your girlfriend and yourself. This is a great place to get advice, share (within what you feel comfortable with) and to relate. We talk pretty much about anything here. When somebody you love has a traumatic past, it's easy to put a lot on pressure on oneself or feel unsure how to act at times. Just know that you deserve support as well and that After Sile
  7. Hello taofong and welcome to After Silence, I am Wanna Sounds like you've come to just the right place! This forum carries a varied network of survivors, and we do discuss mental health and different trauma related diagnoses among many things. I am sincerely sorry for your reasons to be here. Please know that you carry no guilt in this, and have nothing to be ashamed for. You choose what you'd like to share. We believe you. When you mentioned your love art, I thought about our Healing Through Creativity forum. Maybe you'd like to check that out? I have posted some of my crafts ther
  8. Hello @livingmytruth and welcome to After Silence! I am Wanna Yes, you are being very brave. Starting to reach out might not always be easy, it's for the better in the long run. We are not meant to carry this burden all by ourselves. Yes, connecting with other survivors is a very good way to start out. This community is a safe place for you to share, within what you feel comfortable with, and to receive wonderful support. Even if every story is unique, we tend to relate to each other here. I am sincerely sorry for your trauma, please know that you carry no guilt in this. You deserv
  9. Woke up early and helped out with online children's church, topic was the life of Joseph in Egypt and his reunion with his brothers. It went well, I believe, although 20 kids at zoom can be a bit tricky administration-wise. Had coco pancakes for lunch, went out on a walk and podcast, and went home to do dishes and afternoon tea (with jam and crackers). 

    🍵 

  10. Hello @Dawn76. Good to have you back. What you tell sounds intense too say the least. I hope this place can cut you some slack. Yes, there are plenty of newbies, wonderful newbies
  11. Hello @Catjaz and Welcome to After Silence! I am Wanna First off, I am sincerely sorry for your trauma and pain. Please know that you carry no guilt in this, and have nothing to be ashamed of. You fully own your story and we believe you. This forum is a safe place to share and connect with other survivors. You can both receive and offer support here, as well exchange advice. You can talk about anything here, really, everything from coping and healing to plain everyday topics. Flashbacks can really take a tool, but they are usually signals that your brain wants to stress something.
  12. Just wrote this little poem to my love as we said good night

     

     I shall throw Thee upon a bed of roses, and dry the petals, so I can keep Thy scent forever 🌹

    1. WannaMoveOn

      WannaMoveOn

      @MeBeMary Thank you, I am not usually the cheesy romantic one, but I was in a poetic mood last night. 

    2. WannaMoveOn

      WannaMoveOn

      @8888 Yes, I am really happy he appreciates my small gestures.

    3. WannaMoveOn

      WannaMoveOn

      @mini.finch Thank you! ❤️ 

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  13. Today I had a chat with my Bible study buddy, went our for a 1.5 hour walk and vacuumed my room. I had chicken with oven roasted carrots and sweet potato, with a side of cabbage and apple salad. It's really easy to make, just slice the cabbage, grater the apple and mix with raisins and sunflower corns (or pumpkin corns). I might do some crafting or something later on. Oh, and I found a counselor pro bono! 

    1. WannaMoveOn

      WannaMoveOn

      @mini.finch Yes, she is the same who takes care of a close friend of mine, so I know about her methods and have only heard good about her. 

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      8888

      Awesowe, happy to hear all these good things!

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  14. So I went out today to buy some hair dye (going to dip dye). I took a walk. Finished off a podcast on that walk. I also chatted with my mom and the guy I am seeing over the phone. I am now having cabbage and carrot soup and salad for lunch, with an orange as dessert. Soup usually comforts my stomach too :) 

    1. mini.finch

      mini.finch

      Sounds like a nice day! What color are you going to dye your hair? :) Ah yes, soup is so good. I've never had cabbage and carrot soup, but it sounds so comforting!

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      WannaMoveOn

      @mini.finch yes, it's good. My hair is naturally kind of auburn with blond, and I dip colored light brown into it. I also had black stripes which faded into kind of dark brown, so they go well into the new color :) 

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      mini.finch

      Ooh that sounds so pretty! :) 

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  15. Hello @AnnieO and welcome to After Silence! You can call me Wanna I am sincerely sorry for what happened to you and your trauma. Please know that none of it was your fault, and we believe you! Family and friends can be a wonderful support by showing sympathy, but I believe a survivor also needs that kind of empathy a community can offer. This is a safe place to share, relate and get support. You can talk about anything you'd like here, including everyday subjects and just plain life. I hope you'll let us know if there is anything we can do for you, us staff always has doors
  16. Hello @Lilo2002 and welcome to After Silence, I am Wanna I am sincerely sorry about your trauma and pain. Please know that you carry no guilt in this. We seldom understand right away what happened to us, and just getting past denial takes a lot of effort. Every healing journey is different, but I believe every survivor should have a community to bounce back on. You describe it so wonderfully yourself, silver lining is that we can connect, relate and support. You've probably noticed that we talk about pretty much anything here. You can share whatever you'd like I am so happy
  17. I've been trying to get rid of certain fixations in life so I can find more peace in chaos and changes. Today's effort: Semi-cleaned my room, left it half done for tomorrow. It is okay to have some dust and crumbles on the floor. Now I had lunch and am probably heading outside soon. 

    1. mini.finch

      mini.finch

      That's good! I have a lot of difficulty with changes. So my room is in need of a big cleaning...it has for a long time. But even "good" changes like cleaning are difficult. So I am proud of you!! ❤️ You did really well!

    2. WannaMoveOn

      WannaMoveOn

      @mini.finch I used to get anxiety attacks by disorganization, now I try to get over that :) 

      You can clean a bit at the time, no worries. Instagram brainwashes us to believe that everyone lives in a tidy, shiny home, but they just swiped the mess behind the camera 😄 

    3. mini.finch

      mini.finch

      That is great you're doing your best to get over it! :) For me, I have trouble touching anything that might make it go "out of place," even if it is already very disorganized as is. So cleaning and organizing is actually difficult for me. It gives me anxiety to move things from where they've been. 

      Hehe, yes! That's what they've done! The instagram world really has affected our thinking. But we need to see what's really behind the camera. 😄 

  18. Today, I'll clean my room and might cook some soup to freeze in. Breakfast: My peanut butter and banana oatmeal with 2 types of corns, apple slices with cinnamon and some honey, and berry tea. It has been one week since my last session, and the next will be the final one, so I am trying to get good at this low key-life style this month. 

  19. @Meganificent welcome to After Silence! I am Wanna I am sincerely sorry for your trauma, and for the extra struggle right now. It is all okay to not be okay at times, the important thing is to reach out for help. That might not come easy all times, why I am glad you decided to give this platform a shot. This is a safe place to share and relate, as well exchange advise and support. You can share whatever you'd like here, and come and go as you please. Aside from talking about our trauma and healing, we talk about every day life and anything that comes to our minds. I hope you'll fi
  20. @AlexandraB Welcome to After Silence! I am Wanna ☀️ Wow, you are being so strong! I am so happy you decided to give this community a shot! My advice is, to start with taking good care of yourself. You are going through a lot right now, so make sure you'd provide yourself with the basics of self care: rest, nutrition, hydration and hygiene. Surround yourself with those you trust and care for. Allow yourself to take things in your pace. Aside from getting a community, I always recommend to consider professional help. You don't have to jump into it right away, but you can look at
  21. Hello @Survivor to Warrior and welcome to After Silence! I am Wanna I agree with your therapist, joining a support group is definitely a good idea. Even if you've come far, which I am happy about, sometimes our healing does require a bit of extra attention. Having a platform to express your thoughts and emotions might be a good way to get to know yourself better. You can share whatever you'd like, without being judged. This is a safe place to share and relate, as well exchange advice and support. Our members form a wonderful support system. I am sincerely sorry for your reasons to
  22. @Figs Any time. It was not your fault, and your trauma is not your fault either. It is easy to wonder if one gave mixed signals or could have done anything differently, but no, nothing excuses to take advantage of somebody and hurt them this way. You own your story, and we believe you. You are not alone!
  23. Hi! Welcome! That's alright. Take your time, you decide what to share, how much and when. You are being very brave for opening up, and I am so happy you chose this community! Have a look around, feel free to get to know the site. If you would have any questions, us staff are always available. My deepest sympathies regarding your trauma, and wishing you all the best of luck with healing. - Wanna ☀️
  24. Hello and welcome back It is important that you decide when you feel ready to start processing. I believe it needs to get done at some point, but when and in what pace is completely individual. Great to have you back! If you start over here but then need a break, it is completely fine to be away for an undefined amount of time. You come and go as you please. How are you feeling now? I am sincerely sorry about your trauma, I wish for you to have a better time coping this time around. - Wanna ☀️
  25. Hello @Figs, I am Wanna I am sincerely sorry about your trauma, and that you'd struggled finding occasions to talk about this. I believe every survivor should have a safe place to let it out, once they feel ready and up to it. Here on After Silence, we do talk about different types of violence, but also mental health and recovery methods. Meaning, you are welcome to share about your experiences, trauma and your potential diagnoses as much as you'd like. Aside from that, we really chat about anything here. Good stuff, bad stuff, whatever you'd like to get out of your system or process.
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