The sun is going down, and another day is coming to a close on a beautiful winter day in East Central Alberta.
Today has been relatively quiet. Church this morning. Some more exercise, and some more stretching as well. The ache in the shoulder is constant, but manageable, and will heal in time.
I also took another step towards my mental health recovery today. I have rejoined a mental health support page as an admin. I am at the point in my life that I can begin to help others, and pass on the skills I have learned over the past few years. I’ll be helping out three days a week for a couple hours at a time. I am going to be easing into it, and if it does get to be too much, I will step back, however, at the moment I feel ready to step back in to helping others deal with their mental illness battle. I have no formal training in this matter, but I do have the experiences that have brought me to this point.
I feel honoured and blessed to have the family and friends in my life that have helped support me through the the last several years. I know for a fact I have been hard to handle, and the people in my life have stood by me, for which I am eternally grateful. I am excited to be able to pay it forward.
Every day I am stronger, mentally, and physically, Though setbacks happen, I truly feel I am finding my baseline. I also feel better equipped to handle what comes my way. I know that the future is yet to be written, and times will be difficult, but they will be worth it.