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How Writing A Book Helped Me Heal From My Trauma

Four years ago I was a college student dealing with depression, ending a tumultuous relationship, and struggling through the subsequent messy breakup. In the midst of all those emotions, I hid them within me and acted as if everything was fine. However, deep down, I was struggling with something I could not admit. I was afraid of people judging me and labeling me as “weak” or “unable” to handle my own problems. I felt like I should be able to manage my own emotions, and that reaching out for help was a sign of failure.

I was lost and had no idea where to turn until one day my mother suggested I write a book based on my experiences and try to publish it. I’m glad I did because it helped me heal.

Writing a book was a powerful tool for me to express my thoughts and emotions, and to make sense of my experiences. It also allowed me to share my story with others, which gave me a sense of release and catharsis.

I was able to change my emotions in a positive way rather than a negative one. Writing a book enabled me to express myself in a way that I couldn’t do through conversation or writing in a journal. It allowed me to take a step back from my experiences and gain a new perspective on them. Writing a book also felt like a creative outlet, which not only helped me process my emotions, but also allowed me to share my story with the world.

As a result, I was able to reflect on my journey and how I might use it to help others overcome similar challenges and obstacles, and to see it as a moment that hurt me at the time, but strengthened me in the end. I have been able to appreciate the power of resilience by reflecting on my journey and the challenges I have faced. 

My story can now be a source of inspiration for other people who are going through a similar journey. And I can use it to help them find the strength to keep going and make the best of their situation. 

Writing down my thoughts helped me to organize them and see them in a different light. It also gave me the opportunity to share my story with others and gain insight from their perspectives. This ultimately allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of my own experiences, and find a sense of closure.  

The process of writing and publishing a book inspired by my past experiences allowed me to forgive myself for holding in all that anger and frustration. This empowered me to move forward and be a better person. 

I’ve learned from writing and publishing a book that your past does not determine where you’ll go in the future, and only makes you a better person. Writing about my past allowed me to confront the mistakes and misfortunes I experienced and enabled me to look back with a more constructive lens. 

This gave me the confidence to move forward and set new goals for my future. It also allowed me to reflect on how I can use my experiences and knowledge to be an even better person in the future.

Photo by Bonnie Kittle on Unsplash


  1. Writing a book or journaling is like looking in a mirror and everything is clearly displayed. The things you can’t talk about now can all be written down with great ease.


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