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Monday, June 21, 2010

An Achievement

It's Monday. I'm just posting a real short one tonight, with very little substance except to say...


One month self harm free. One entire month.

And maybe that seems small to others, but for me, that's an enormous achievement. That's the longest I've gone without self harm since I broke my knee (and even that was 'forced' because my mother was showering me for that time out of concern I'd accidentally cause more damage to my knee in the shower), and before that, the longest I've gone since I was married.

Today is also the first time in a long time that I've not had a single wound dressing of some kind.

Until next time, take care of yourselves, and may we all find our own small fences along the way.


  1. i don't think that anyone who has ever been in any vaguely similar situation would think that a month is "small."
    rock on, you.

  2. Way to go, Chrysalis! I don't think that's a small thing at all.

  3. good for you for making it to a month, before you know it will be two :-)

    Oh, thanks for the comments on the cards, I am home today sick, so I am going to see if there is a giraffe on the cartridge I got for my cricut and if there is I will see if I can make one and post it on my other blog. I am not sure if there is one or not, but if there is I'm she I can make a cute card with the image.


  4. That's a wonderful achievement- well done!

  5. Thanks, you guys. :) I was able to give my old DBT coordinator a call and tell her, yesterday, too. Felt pretty darn good, doing that!

  6. Way to go! Glad to hear it. Hope things continue.