"puzzle pieces...desperately trying to figure out what my edges looked like" - I love the imagery!

Is it fair to change the direction? I'm not sure if it's a matter of fairness... I prefer your other choice of words, where you say you're going to write about what "doesn't make me sob".

This is the first time I'm reading you.

I'm sure I'd love to read your stories about sustainable living too.

But just as an afterthought for your conundrum... Is there any way you could find inspiration in writing along the lines of "there is life after escaping a relationship with a narcissist"?