I have seen the use of trigger warnings and I respect them… but I have never actually experienced that sort of trigger.
I have friends who have, from various things, but not me.
I guess I have been a champion ‘bottler-upper’.
This morning, however, I nearly started crying while waiting for a bus at Hurdman Station. (Well, nearly may be an overstatement, but the potential was certainly there.)
The headline on today’s Ottawa Metro. Here is the article, but the headline on the paper is different. On the paper it says: “High alert: Teen stalking kids” followed by a sub-header that said “A third family says girls approached by teen who wanted kids to go into forest area”
It was the mention of the forest that hit me.
That never used to happen. Ever. Before this. I considered it a big breakthrough that I was able to acknowledge it and deal with it. I even felt I might have helped other people.
Right now I don’t know if it was worth it.