Reasons for optimism…

I connected with my new therapist today.

The appointment started off bumpy, but by the time we finished our session I was feeling pretty good about things. With any luck this one lasts longer than my last one. We’ll find out once I get a few more sessions in.

I’m really hoping this one works out, because I have to admit that I have been getting pretty frustrated with my local mental health unit, since this will be the fourth therapist I’ve talked to there since February. On the bright side, the reason they partnered me with this therapist is because she is full time and permanent, so I can hope that this one will last longer than a couple months.

Other than the appointment, today was a pretty laid back day. I did some tidying in the kitchen, did a workout, and took my Photoshop and photography courses. As of today, I am half way through the third module of Photoshop, and I’ve finished the third module of my Photography.

As far as the workout goes, I didn’t do quite as far as I have been because I was experimenting with the wrist placement of my new fitness tracker. I managed to get it to record most of my time on the treadmill, but there was a couple places that glitched. Oh well, I’m just glad to have a working heart rate monitor again.

This evening I met our acting-pastor at the church to film his weekly devotional for our church’s Facebook page. Today was the most challenging one I’ve done with him yet, as there were a couple places I had to do some editing. Still, I’m not unhappy with the end result.

The appointment this morning was draining, but I think I am feeling pretty good overall. I’m feeling optimistic that things are moving in the right direction with the mental health unit, and with my life as a whole. I don’t feel like I’m going from appointment to appointment anymore. The appointments are still there, but much more spread out, and I’m focusing on a bunch of other things. Work, school, photography.

Experiencing what I have over the last several years, suffice it to say I never thought I would get to this point. Yet, here I am. I’m managing to push through with a fairly heavy load, and managing it. Yeah, I still have my bad days, but they are getting more manageable all the time, and I feel like I can finally look beyond my mental health struggles to a future that up until recently I never thought I would see.

I know things change. I know that for me they can change fast. Still, the fact that I’ve made it through all I have leads me to believe that whatever gets thrown at me, I will survive, but, time will tell.


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