Winding Down, Ramping up

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over a week since my last post. Life has been busy.

I made the decision to leave my support group a couple weeks ago, and my participation in it will be concluding on June 28th. I leave it much stronger than when I entered it a bit of a year ago, but it is still with mixed emotion that I begin the wind down process.

I do know that with where I am in my life, it is the right move to make, and the door is open to return down the road if required. I am not stopping all therapy though. I will be continuing with regular psychology appointments with M, and regular but more spaced out appointments with DR. G and the community’s new doctor starting in September.

The old adage goes that as one door closes, another door opens and I can say without hesitation that in my case it is true. I am getting busier and busier as a reporter in my community and with God is willing, I will become a full-time reporter for my region.

I’m also getting more heavily involved in my local car community, with our yearly show and shine taking place tomorrow, and the drag races taking place in the third week of July.

I am also going to make a determined effort to get my project back on track, and finish another couple of chapters before the end of the month.

Life is busy at the moment, and that is not a bad thing. I have a sense of drive and of purpose that I have not felt in some time, and it feels good. It’s amazing what having a purpose can do for one’s self esteem.

I have battled with mental health issues for almost two decades, and for the first time in 5 years, since I began the road to recovery, I can honestly say that I feel hope  and contentment. I wouldn’t wish the trials that I have taken on in my life on my worst enemy, but in all honesty, I wouldn’t change a thing. Without those trials in my life I would not be who I am now, and I would not be on the path I am on.

I know the future is fluid, and adversity is ahead, but that is life. At this time in my life I feel better prepared to engage the challenges that may come. Thank you for joining me on this journey known as life.


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