Today's assignment asked about stressful events that I have experienced in my life. As a child, I was teased at school because I did not speak English and was called a "wetback"; as the middle child I was often ignored so I acted out to get attention, I also felt that my sister was more loved and my parents would always say why can't you be like your sister. Other traumatic events were having surgeries (csections, hemeroidectomy, tonsillectomy). Current stressors are living with chronic pelvic pain and no one around me knowing about it (not an easy subject to talk about; plus no one will understand that the pain started from one day to another); personal and work obligations along with being in pain. My kids need me and I have no time to myself. I am a perfectionist, a people pleaser and have a hard time expressing myself. I tend to hold things in until I burst! I used to go on walks in the evening, the last time was around August but I just dont feel up to it now. i don't have the energy to do it after i get home from work. Plus the weather is changing. The wind on my face felt good to me and it gave me energy to keep fighting this illness.