My anatomy of HOPE:
Hearing myself speak, and read the words of what happened to me out loud; trusting that no one can ever take my truth away again.
Okay with where I am on my journey of healing. Understanding it is never a linear process, and growth is a life-long endeavor.
Prepared to continue to do the hard work it will take to heal from the effects of my trauma.
Eventually having unyielding acceptance that being vulnerable, and authentic is what keeps me surrounded, supported and loved by the people in my life now and who I have yet to meet.