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— Steve Jobs
Of course, the most famous part of that quote is “Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.”
I need to find my voice again. For a long while, after I started on the path of my healing, I was learning to not silence my voice, and to speak out.
Now, I need to be able to do that again. I need to get past this hurdle of struggling that is keeping me silent. I need to tell my story. Again.
Now, I need to speak out like I had at one time begun to do. I need to start trying to conquer this mountain of PTSD symptoms that has me stuck. Feeling my wounds surfacing. Feeling them so raw that everything hurts.
Feeling so much pain that all I want to do is carve new wounds into my body and my soul.