Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

I will be starting 2017, with no faith & no counsellor. And yet, I am looking forward to it ~ Lilly Hope Lucario


2017, will be an interesting year. It is certainly not going to start the way I assumed it would. But, that’s life – you cannot predict what will happen. You can only accept what comes and have the resilience to withstand it and make the best of it.

I have made no secret of my faith issues. I am at a point, where I cannot think about it anymore, because it’s too painful. There is no resolving of the issues I feel. So, for now, I am avoiding thinking about it.

My counselling, has ended in a sad way, but….. I am great believer in people revealing who they truly are, in time. And I don’t need counselling anymore.

2017, will be a year – where I learn how to become a professional photographer, get m book finished and published. That’s a lot for me, and will take me out of my current comfort zone.

But, if there’s one thing I am – beyond any doubt – is a survivor. I am stronger now, than I have been over the last 5 years. My resilience levels are stronger. My boundaries are safer and my self esteem is higher, than ever before.

I know I will become a good photographer. I already have a blog, with over 500 views in less than a week, and professional photographers encouraging my work. And I don’t even know what I am doing yet. I am simply relying on the quality of the camera at the moment.

But, I will learn a lot about photography and I am aware you need qualifications, to legitimately call yourself a professional photographer. And I want to provide people with true quality photos, that do require learning about it from professionals.

I am determined to create the life for myself, I deserved all long, and never had. I will make more connections with people with shared passions, keep my ladies group going – which is going so well, and most importantly – take care of my beautiful children and continue to teach and model compassion, resilience, self worth, love, empathy and help them become the adults they will be.

2017 – will be the year I also concentrate on me and what I need to do, to gain back my independence, not have to rely on a single person and gain the satisfaction of doing this by myself.

All my life, I have been the only person (other than my children) – who cares about me, and my best interests.

And that’s okay….. because I will continue to be that. And have a good life.

Whilst there are sad things ending in 2016………… there is a lot of good coming in 2017 – and I am looking forward to it.

~ Lilly Hope Lucario

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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 “I will be starting 2017, with no faith & no counsellor. And yet, I am looking forward to it ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

  1. Congratulations Lily on continuing to stay true to you!! You are such an inspiration, thankyou!

  2. I wish you well in 2017 and I enjoy reading your blog. I would like to see your photography blog, although if you wish both blogs to be kept separate I understand. Keep inspiring others, and me. Stephen