Lacking Boundaries with Agitated and Uptight People
I admit, in my small world of existence, there are people who are uptight in nature. I am not particularly happy about this as I work so hard in keeping my world as calm as possible. But, it’s inevitable that sometimes negativity rears its ugly head. Take my work environment for example, almost daily I encounter someone who is “just having a bad day” and wants everyone to know about it.
Who am I to judge? I am sure quiet, withdrawn disposition makes some people uncomfortable. So, I understand the only thing I can control is my reaction to overexcited, uptight, anxious, and agitated people.
Triggers of the Storm
Last week, Hurricane Florence hit about 100 miles away from where I live. As I watched endless hours of weather updates, the storm wasn’t really the prominent thing on my mind. Instead, the triggers of the storm took me back to being under the crawl space in our Kansas house while a hurricane warning was imminent.
Of all the things in my past I can’t remember (due to my PTSD), I vividly remember being in the cramped, low ceiling crawl space. My abuser, 2-year old son, and I had to crawl on our knees in order to gain access to the dark, musty smelling cement floored space tucked under the main floor of the house. The overhead beams hung low, while one hanging bulb provided for significant lighting underneath. Away from the light bulb the area was weird shaped shadows reflecting off the boxes stored against the walls.
Hi, I'm Sue
Welcome to my blog! I served twenty-one honorable years on active duty, living a double life of capability and accomplishment in the service while enduring brutality and abusiveness in my twenty-one year oppressive marriage. Today I'm happily married and have three children who are my inspiration and motivation.
My goal is to help combat the lies of abusers with the truth of God. I hope you find my words to be healing and helpful through your own life experiences.
Being separated from my abusive husband didn't make me a domestic violence survivor. It surely didn't release me from the grip of his brainwashing control and the innate power he had on me.
Read the full raw story in my new book, Rock Bottom and Faithless.