Healing is like an onion –
you logically know there are many layers,
but you only really see the outer layer,
the one that’s visible.
Only when the outer layer is taken off are the inner layers fully exposed.
Throughout my own journey of healing,
I’ve learned how key it is to tackle one layer at a time.
To tackle the layer that I’m ready to tackle, or most ready.
Real talk, I’m never raising my hand saying “let’s go I’m totally ready to tackle this.”
But I sure as hell am raising my hand saying “come at me I know I can do this.”
With each layer comes a deeper understanding of your being.
Each layer brings you an awareness that is deeper than you ever consciously experienced before.
Each layer represents a piece your story,
the story that makes you, well, you.
Each layer requires time and patience (and probably some crying).
While tackling each layer may feel like pushing up a boulder,
you can push it up.
You will push it up.
And when you do,
you’ll look back at it and be like:
“I did that and I can take on the next one too.”