Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

A day out at Sea World, totally fantastic and utterly exhausting.


Had an amazing day out today at Sea World, with my family. My two boys had a fab time, and it was my youngest’s first time there. I love ‘first times’ with my children. He was so excited, in that oh so cute 6 year old way.

It was a perfect day, perfect weather, the sun was shining, the day was fantastic. My children having fun and enjoying themselves and learning at the same time, is important to me.


And it nearly killed me. Okay, exaggeration, but by about 2pm, I was exhausted. I had to sit down a lot, because I was really struggling and my back was hurting. Doesn’t help that my sleep is crap lately. And yesterday was a bad day, so emotionally already exhausted.

I said nothing, as I didn’t want to spoil the day in any way.

At one point when my children were in the new huge adventure playground, I lay down on the floor, just to rest. When you need to do self care, you just gotta do it.


Author: Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

I am a survivor of complex and multiple trauma and abuse, who at the age of 40, began my healing journey. I am using my journey to recovery and healing, to help others, to help survivors feel less alone, validated, encouraged and to enable others to understand themselves more. Complex trauma, particularly from severe, prolonged childhood abuse, is profoundly life changing. Complex trauma produces complex adults. The journey to recovery is a painful, often lonely, emotional daily challenge and it is my aim to encourage others in their daily battle. ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

2 thoughts on “A day out at Sea World, totally fantastic and utterly exhausting.

  1. Glad you had a fantastic day! And that you could chill a lil too.

  2. My comments aren’t coming up, sent you msg. Glad you had a good day