Ever since I was a little girl I have always had the ability to make friends easily and have forged many incredible bonds throughout my life. Whether it’s for a lifetime or just for a moment in time, each of these friendships have added meaning to my life. I always want the best for others and I always try to only see the best in everyone. Throughout my journey I have met some incredible people, many of whom I now call friend but many of whom began to add toxicity to my recovery and I needed to block from my life. But it’s not only these newer friendships that sometimes bring toxicity to my recovery, sometimes it’s from people I considered my friend long before my illness began, leaving me no choice but to block them from my life as well for the sake of my wellbeing. Even if I always want the best for others and I always try to only see the best in everyone, sometimes I just need to “choose me” because I can only save one person at a time. Last night I was left feeling a little more broken by one of these friendships when I became a victim of sexual harassment. It left me feeling ashamed, afraid, sad, anxious, guilty, hurt and angry until I eventually cried myself to sleep. I don’t cope well with any of these emotions and NOONE has the right to make ANYONE feel any of these emotions EVER, whether it’s from a stranger, a relative, a co-worker, or a friend.

#metoo #youarenotalone #kindness #ichooseme

Author: Kim Fluxgold

Wife, mom of 3 beautiful children, dog lover, creative sole and children's book Author. Sharing my journey with depression and anxiety through blogging in hopes of educating and ending the stigma.

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