It is a given that our pasts shape us, and that goes even more so for survivors of abuse. The physical, physiological and emotional effects of adverse childhood experiences are many. But more than that the specific set of circumstances we experienced, has molded us into a shape that does not suit us. Now that we are moving past this, we need to learn how to be our own shape, rather than our mold.
Getting to know yourself is an exciting prospect, The path is not always easy, but it really is a journey worth taking. Even those of us who have come into their own and have straightened out their feathers, can sometimes be surprised as the past creeps up on them.