One of the core parts of this program that has resonated with me the most has been the need to recognize feelings and emotions that have been hidden and repressed. I have spent a lot of time thinking about this and working through what I think those emotions might be. A large part of what I have been dealing with for the past year has been feelings of guilt and shame about my past self, a lot of which I have kept internally (aside from my therapist). Yesterday I decided to share some of these feelings with my partner, since she is such an important part of my life and she deserves to know. It was a long, emotional talk, but the release of emotions and getting things off my chest felt good. I'm hopeful that this will be a big step in the right direction for my healing and the loved ones around me.