My 29th Birthday: Looking Back At my Twenties

So I’m not sure how I feel about looking back at my twenties, I think I might even have another year to do that. Yes, today is my 29th birthday. I’m feeling a bit old today. I don’t know if that feeling will go away?? Maybe ever? Anyways, looking back at my twenties I think of a lot of struggle and hardship. I also am able to see a lot of ability to overcome things that I don’t know I could overcome again. Ever. Serious health problems. Trauma. Thus leading to mental health problems. Five major abdominal surgeries leading to the creation of three different stomas(ostomies, if that word makes more sense.) Don’t worry, I only have one. A rollover car accident. Overall, life’s been tough:) 

And now, I get on to the good part. There has to be some light at the end of the tunnel. Anyone who has turmoil or chronic issues, or especially people overcoming trauma need to know that there is help available and its there for a reason. I have gotten lots of help from lots of different people. Some doctors, therapists, pastors, friends, family, random, but no really we never know what kind of healing there is for us if we want it and we search for it. I am not healed from all these things, but I make what I would call small steps forward and sometimes tiny steps back. It’s just the nature of the way the world works. I give special mention myself to counseling because it has helped me in so many ways. People with chronic health problems can benefit strongly from this support. I am proof of that.