Silver lining of a grey storm

My mind loves to segment things and compartmentalise so it can attempt to process them: ideas, events, thoughts and feelings. I appear to have done this with my life: pre-25 years old; then 25–30; 30–now, aged 33.

The first stage can sometimes appear as a blur. Perhaps that made it easier to deal with the painful period. A challenging upbringing, tragic events, abuse and trauma pushed me so far into a shell that I never thought I would emerge.

During the OK times, this was OK with me. My introverted character and lack of

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