Exactly one month from today I will be turning 30. I am so excited to be entering a new decade and finally leave the horrible 20s behind. I say that because it was in my 20s that my mental health issues were at their worst and it was also during my 20s that I experienced my sexual assault and emotional abuse. I am ready to leave it all behind.
I have put together a list of goals that I would like to work on to continue to improve my life for the better. I will share a few of those things with you.
Things to leave behind
Negative people/constant “victims”
People who can’t or won’t respect my boundaries
Negative self talk/self victim blaming
Things to add
Healthier mindset when it comes to food and my body
More positive and upbeat people
Positive support system
Healthier/Better relationship with my husband
Grow closer to God
Things to keep the same
My support from professional and natural people
My relationship with my family
Keep being the best Katie I can be
Keep getting better and stronger
Things I want to do
Attend a Take Back The Night event.
Publicly share parts of my story verbally.
Become a Victim Advocate
Go to Hawaii and New York City.
This Saturday I have been given the opportunity to participate in my first March To End Sexual Assault. Something I have been wanting to do for awhile now but haven’t had the chance to. I put together a sign that I might use for it.
“Fight Song” by Rachel Platten has played a big part in empowering me in my survivor journey. So, it seemed appropriate to use that!
I’m also excited to say that I have started doing some training (lots and lots of webinars) to learn how to be a better advocate and hopefully someday become a victim advocate.
April starts Sexual Assault Awareness Month (And Birthday Month. #30DaysOfKatie ?) I am hoping to have finished the video project I am currently working on “We Believe Survivors.” I’m looking forward to finding more ways to raise awareness and support survivors!
I’m excited to attend a Day of Healing and joining other survivors and allies! It will be my first time attending something like this and I can’t wait to be inspired and empowered!
There are so many things I am looking forward to. May this be the best decade yet!