I first started therapy this past year. Actually, I’m only a few sessions in. All my life I’ve struggled with childhood trauma but didn’t realize it until I moved away from my parents and went off to college. I didn’t know that the way I was being treated was abnormal until I wasn’t being treated that way anymore. Slowly, I’m starting to regain my self-worth and my sense of pride. Slowly, I’m starting to walk with my head higher. I’m also learning that because the way I was treated was bad; the way I may have been treating others is also bad. As a male, I was always taught to not cry and to just be the glue that people need in every aspect of my life. I know this will be a long journey to reach the full potential of who I can be but I’m glad I’ve at least taken the first steps!