So, my heart has wanted to do more for victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence. I really wanted to be an on the scene victim advocate, and I even met with someone today to potentionally do a trial run of it. But, my heart has been heavy. I don’t feel I am emotionally ready. Just thinking about it has left me anxious. I hope some day in my future I will be able to do what these wonderful people do as victim advocates, but after listening to others advice and listening to my own voice in my head, I have decided to put even the trial run on hold. I’m doing so much better, but I fear something like this would be too much and I know I would be no good to anyone if I can’t even handle myself. In the mean time, I am going to continue blogging on Becoming Katie Butterfly and hope to help others this way, or in other ways at the PDC And Family Center. I also know no act is too small! So, it is okay to be an advocate, and I encourage it, but I also know I have to take care of me.
In the mean time, I shall continue running this blog and hope I can reach out to somebody who needs it.
I'm 29 years young. Married to my best friend Jeff. Love our beautiful black and white kitties - Bunny and Trouble. I love my job at the library. I love music, books and just life experience! I'm a survivor of sexual abuse and mental illness. I'm an advocate and a voice for those who have not yet found theirs! I am also in the process of growing my wings and becoming a beautiful butterfly - Katie Butterfly.