I came on MS shortly after the Sandusky conviction and Freeh report. And it was only 3½ months ago. It started me on a drive involving the institutions who protected my perp, legal representation, lots of dead ends, frustrations, being ignored, etc. And it consumed my attention to the point that my work was crippled...for weeks. Thankgawd I'm a freelancer.
Those of us who freelance understand that, while our schedules are often our own, the ultimate responsibility for getting off our asses is our own, too. And that's hard when depression and PTSD are in the mix.
I was anxious about how I'd react to today's events with the conviction. Yes, triggered. It hasn't been an easy day. I'm tired, most of it emotional fatigue. BUT, somehow today I've managed to knock off a project for a favorite client and start another.