I was reading about how a challenging past can lead to a happier present when I stumbled upon this nugget:
"the signs of unresolved trauma—withdrawal and isolation, feeling overwhelmed in the face of life’s ordinary ups and downs, not being able to move forward with one’s life and progress toward achieving one’s goals—and take appropriate steps to bring unprocessed trauma to resolution."
I've definitely been there before and I know I'll be there again. I dig myself out with help and by facing the emotions I don't want to face.
And I find that the article is true. I've definitely faced some adversity and find I treasure the little things in my life. Like my shower's water pressure. Every day I get in and think, "I love this shower."
Cheesy, I know. But true.