I’m the Hero of my Story

My body is streaked with sweat and dirt from my desperate search to find safe shelter.

I’m barefoot, in a grimy torn t-shirt and shorts; my hands and feet caked with dirt.

My hair is filthy and matted. My mouth is dry; I can smell and taste the gritty dust that hangs in the air.

I sit down on a curb at the side of the road, and I know it’s over.  

All the questions are answered. 

I’m unbelievably weary, all my energy spent in the act of sitting down.

I’m devastated…emotionally, mentally, and physically, and the worst of my wounds are invisible

And I will heal. I’m Okay, I will heal. 

My eyes fill up, but no tears fall. I can only sit amid the rubble, trusting the safety of the gray, silent sky.

But I made it up the many, unforgiving mountain climbs. 

I’m on the other side looking at the carnage, and metabolizing my truth, and I know

that I’m resilient, I’m courageous, I fought through. 

And the words of Joseph Campbell resonate within me. I’m the hero of my story. 









Thank you for reading Untangled, A Story of Resilience, Courage, and Triumph






30 thoughts on “I’m the Hero of my Story

  1. Thank You so much for your words of support. Im so happy to hear that you can relate to what I have written. That helps me stay motivated to keep writing. Glad we connected today and are both on this healing journey from PTSD!


  2. Mask22

    Hi Alexis, I have just come across your blog today, (yes I am new).

    Having read it, it is fantastic what you have written. Being ex military I have seen the impacts that PTSD has had on friends, colleagues and civilians caught up in a range of situations around the world. A lot of what you have written resonates with me. I think I still get anxiety to a degree in some situations so I can empathise with some of your statements.

    Your words resonate to a great level and inspire others to find their inner strength, something I too am trying to help others with. Keep it up.

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  3. Thank You for your wonderfully supportive words my friend. I believe you are courageous and resilient already. I read it in your writing all the time. The way you can knit together your words, are so powerful and honest. I’m so grateful that we are on this healing journey at the same time. xx Alexis

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  4. i will never have your courage and endurance to recall the pain and bitterness yet write with a fine string of a beautiful healing melody. you are not only strong, resilient and an amazing role model but your story resonates deep with me…thank you for sharing yourself with us

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