It never ceases to amaze me how much the media tries to read into everything, i.e. my blog post about focusing on taking care of myself and my family with expert counselors because of the stress and strain the court case with Graham James has caused for me. There are those who now believe I’ve suffered a relapse, so let me be clear:
I have not suffered a relapse.
I am tired. I am hurting like every single victim, survivor, Victor and Advocate who deals with childhood sexual abuse day in and day out. I am deeply immersed every day in my own recovery and the pain of thousands. I receive on average over 20 messages a day from people telling me the worst moments of their lives, seeking relief and comfort, answers and help. I’m one man in the midst of an epidemic. I thought could power through it all, I cannot.
So I am doing what is best for me and for my family ~ I’m taking a bit of a break to continue my focus on healing, and to keep my family with me on that track.
I am not perfect, I am not without faults. I am however, a well-known figure, and to that end I wanted to keep all those who have invested time, tears, energy, secrets, prayers, pain and support posted about my journey and where I’m headed.
So stay tuned, I anticipate that within the next few months I’ll be announcing the next big direction I intend to pursue ~ it’s going to be exciting, and I’m going to be rested and focused!