This time a year I thought I had nothing to live for. But, I filled out one form and spoke to a lovely police person.
It has been an awesome year in many ways, firstly having the strength to continue. To be able to do the right thing, by going to the police. That brought up its own problems but it was worth it. It caused me a lot of anxiety and pain. I had to relive what happened and come to terms with possibility of facing you abuser in court. Also the psychological pain of not knowing what the outcome would be.
I had to take a month of work due to the state my mental health was in. However, it did bring some relief.
I had less worries over Christmas and new year. In February, I moved teams at work, a fresh start. In March, I started therapy. This was weekly and now fortnightly.
The police confirmed that they weren’t able to locate the person who had abused me, time to draw a line under that.
As far as drama is concerned, it’s been a busy year. Doing panto over Christmas, then straight into rehearsals for A Comedy of Errors. I was also doing backstage work on another play. Then came summer almost no stop until this wee (bar week on the cruise).
Even though I still have a lot of work to do, I’m in a better place than I have been in almost thirty three years.