Trauma can either make or break you
Georgiana is a fun, bubbly, creative writer living in Wellington surrounded by her supportive Urban Vision community family.
Adopted from Romania in 1990, rejected by her adoptive family, diagnosed with SLE Lupus undergoing severe treatment. Suffered a stroke at 22. This is her journey of trying to figure out her belonging from a broken upbringing.
When I tell people my story, I'm always told that I have a lot of resilience, but i've never understood what it means. According to the Oxford dictionary resilience means “The capacity to recover from trauma”. My life has been full of events that will challenge many and hopefully provide you with a whole new meaning to the definition of resilience.
“(The pain of adoption) is something that can lie dormant most of one’s life if it erupts in childhood, adolescence or early adulthood and is dismissed as neurotic behaviour or normal rebellion, it can subside into numbness. But it can stir malignantly in some adoptees all their lives, making them detached, floating, unable to love or to trust…. (Adoption) has got to be understood.” - Betty Jean Lifton.
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