Let me get this straight, I spent my childhood building all these defenses and now I’m gonna spend my adulthood undoing this fuckery.
This was inspired by a comment over on the Reddit CPTSD community. I chose the image because of that expression. I’m pretty sure I looked like that when I realized that having spent half my life trying to keep myself safe through an array of strategies and habits, now I was likely going to spend the rest of my life undoing those ingrained, automatic, instinctive responses.
Yeah, that expression says it all.