I have found,now that I have given it thought, that I have accomplished quite a bit:
1) I have begun to be able to see that I was not to blame -- at all and to begin to love myself again.
2) I have begun to be able to stop hating the rapists and the evil system that lets them-- and others-- get by with what they have done.
3) I am beginning to re-realize that when people behave towards someone else, as they have me, they are the ones they truly injure.
4) I am beginning to build a relationship with myself that is truly awesome.
5) I am beginning to give myself permission to heal.
6) I am beginning to realize I deserve to heal.
7) I can now say, "I was raped," without feeling shame for it (most of the time).
8) I now understand what PTSD is and how it affects me, and how to counteract it, at times.
9) I am beginning to see that I have come a long way on the journey of healing, even though I still have a long way to go.
10) I am beginning to realize that rape is a weapon used by some men against women, and not take it personally anymore.
11) I am beginning to see myself truly as the worthwhile person I really am.
12) I am beginning to work on my own healing, by posting here, by helping and encouragement to others here, as well as receiving help and encouragement from them.
13)I am beginning to work on my own healing by becoming more active in feminist groups, in order to try to improve the situation for women, in general.
14)I am beginning to work on my own healing by making it a priority in my life.
15) I am beginning to work on my own healing through writing, not just a journal but a book to help the cause of women,as well as short stories about rape, as it really is.