They tell me that Rome wasn’t Built in a Day

Healing is not an overnight process. It takes time.

Sometimes you’ll feel like you’re finally over something and happy again, and the wound will reopen.

Don’t give up. Don’t get discouraged. Take each day one step at a time.

Just try to be in a better place mentally and emotionally than you were yesterday.”

One of the hard things about dealing with a trauma is it’s so chaotic and unpredictable.

There are no easy answers.

There are no quick solutions.

Our subconscious holds the reins, and life can feel out of control.


Some forms of therapy can help, plus getting useful information.

Feeling heard and understood can make a huge difference as well.

But it’s like walking through thick treacle when we’re trying to move on.

The progress seems so patchy – and the feelings are so strong.


So, we just have to be patient, and accept that it’s a journey.

A journey that’s exhausting, and that tests us with each step.  

You celebrate the good days.  You hold tightly on to hope.

And gradually you notice the dawn’s begun to break.        

14 thoughts on “They tell me that Rome wasn’t Built in a Day

  1. Excellent !
    You have given an accurate description of what recovery from trauma is like.
    The healing process is ‘patchy’, as you say, and uneven.
    Self-nurture and patience are vitally important. 🤗🌷

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