It has been 10 years since I was sexually assaulted. I totally forgot about the anniversary, but after Joe’s comment earlier today on yesterday’s post something clicked in my head. I was plagued by constant and horrible nightmares following my rape. They lasted for years mainly because I never sought help or told anyone except my future husband. Maybe some part of me remembered and the nightmares came back. I used to not be able to sleep at night because I was afraid of having them. Eventually a friend taught me how to kind of meditate as I fell asleep and I could control my dreams to a certain extent.

Can’t believe it still bothers me 10 years later.