Today I had another eye-opening session with my counselor. I've heard it before, but this time it sunk in more.
"To be able to communicate, to put into words a feeling is a skill, talent, gift," she says.
She's right. I forgot. It makes sense.
Communication is and has been so important to me, which is exactly why I finally selected Media Studies and Film for my Bachelors degree. During a lecture in Psychology of Leadership my professor explained that success of any kind requires communication skills.
Boom! That made such a huge impact that I chose to shift my degree from Education to Communications. One of the best decisions of my life.
As I thought more about this, I realized, this is why my whole life I've admired songwriters, musicians, composers, and artists in being able to translate thoughts and feelings in a way that resolved complexities. They have a special way of blending, stretching, and displaying emotion and perspectives.
My goal with this blog is to unfold complex topics from my experiences, including my healing journey to help other survivors of rape and trauma.