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Just wanted to share this with someone who may be listening.
Everyday, something traumatic is happening in the world. Whether it be in our careers, our personal lives, in society; there is always something that is captured in social media, in the news or right in front of you that jarrs your emotions and sends you into a spiral. Everyone has a trigger. In my job (social work) I deal in traumatic situations daily. I deal with issues that can break a family apart, break them down, or completely destroy them; and sometimes, I am relied upon heavily to help people put the pieces back together. I’m sure on more than one occasion, there are many of us who have felt this same way. It is a grave task, and sometimes just too much to bear.
Today, I was faced with an emotion that I haven’t felt in a long time; I wasn’t happy with myself. I was having a pretty bad day and beating myself up about it. I hadn’t felt this way in a long time; in fact, I had been in surprisingly great spirits lately about a number of things. But on this particular day, I guess I just woke up on the wrong side of the bed, because I looked in the mirror and I didn’t like who I saw that day. It wasn’t the same person who had been looking in the mirror everyday, and that bothered me.