Thursday, June 08, 2017
Foster Care and Superpowers
Message to today's young people who are currently transitioning from foster care into young adulthood:
- It's part of the healing process to remember and think through the memories of what we have each experienced before, during and after foster care
- During that process, we ALSO have to move forward to survive
- So, PART of our brain as a young adult who has experienced foster care is focused on immediate existence and future practicalities
- While the OTHER part is sorting through the past, and finding ways to heal
I'm not saying that this is easy - because it really isn't. But it is necessary to survive. And the aftereffect for those of us who make it is often super-resiliency.
By super-resiliency, I mean that: "I am like a weed. You can put me down anywhere, and I will likely find a way to survive - and more than that - I will find some element of joy there. I will find a way to be happy and move forward."