Hello again everyone!
I finally have a face-2-face SMA (Self mutilators Anonymous) meeting up and running every week! Until I find the perfect meeting space to rent (and can afford it) the meetings are taking place at my home. If you or someone you know would benefit from attending these meetings please don’t hesitate to contact me! I personally lead the meetings and very soon I would like to include at least one meeting a month where we go somewhere fun! I thought in doing that it would help all of us learn the importance of taking a break to relax, have fun, and see the beauty around us. Sometimes when we get so caught up in the stressors of our lives we forget how to have fun…and that we deserve it! Every meeting I ask everyone for suggestions on the meeting’s topic, and everyone has a chance to share. If you aren’t comfortable right away, that is completely fine! I am so excited to meet everyone! There is hope and recovery is more attainable than you may think. We can do this together! The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop self-harming! You can visit my facebook page or the SMA meeting meetup.com page for more updates and to contact me! My facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Journey-out-of-the-abyss/360837627324413?ref=hl
It has been a little while since I last posted. I do apologize for the delay! My personal life has been quite stressful in the past two months and I felt that I needed to take a small break from blogging so that I could focus entirely on the situations I was facing. I guess this was an important lesson for me on the importance of taking breaks, allowing yourself “you” time, and not pushing yourself too hard, too fast. You really must be gentle with yourself, especially when you have a trauma past, and especially when life gets a bit tough. Everyone deserves to be treated well…so start with treating yourself with love and respect!
I would like to say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you out there! I hope that everyone has had a fun, happy, safe holiday and that this upcoming year is amazing and filled with victory, love, recovery and so much more. Many people come up with a resolution for the new year, and this year I feel I would like to sit down and make a list of things I would like to accomplish, change, improve on, and write about in this blog. I am a huge fan of making lists, to the point where I find myself making several lists throughout the day simply to keep myself on track and focused for a twenty-four hour period. Yes, this can be a bit maddening at times, but some days I truly need to take it one hour at a time.
I will be writing again very shortly, I hope that everyone is well and I am looking forward to creating a regular schedule of posting at least once a week! Take care everyone and remember that you are unique, strong and loved.
Your friend, Dandi