Note to self

CN: strong/explicit language, negative self-talk Dear Jess, You are trying. You are trying so hard. People have always referred to you as hard working. It’s what you’re known for. In fact, when people ask you to describe yourself “determined” is one of the first words that comes to your mind. You have been working so hard for so long. Often it doesn’t feel fair. How … Continue reading Note to self

(Do)n’t Touch Me

CW: sexual abuse, trauma I’ve been meeting a lot of new people lately. Which is exciting and terrifying and everything in between. One of the difficulties I have when meeting new people is establishing boundaries around physical touch. I have problems being touched. I was sexually abused. So often when someone touches me without warning it creates a whole heap of trouble and conflict for … Continue reading (Do)n’t Touch Me