Wow, it's been a month...

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

And what a month it's been. Today here in Canada it was Bell "Let's Talk" day, in order to raise awareness of mental health issues and to encourage people to talk about it. It gave me a chance to reflect on me and my family and all the crap that's going on. I've been in crisis-mode for the past month, dealing with a really difficult situation with my son and his Christian school/church, then my daughter overdosed on pills and had to go to the hospital...and so I was just surviving. (My husband also suffers from depression.) The immediate crisis has passed -- my son's in a new school and we're dealing with the hurt that was inflicted by the school and church; my daughter's home and doing okay. But it makes me realize just how hard it is to make myself a priority. Some days I really feel like I can't -- there are literally not enough hours in the day or enough energy in my body. But, I'm back. It's amazing just how much of a cycle this all is: feel like crap, eat crap, sit too much, sleep too little, feel like crap, eat crap...When I'm done here, I'm gonna get my lunch ready for tomorrow. That's always a key for me. No lunch plan, I blow it all day. So, here we go again. I'm glad you're all still here!
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    I feel for you and know the pain of living with depression and crisis. Hang in there and do try to take care of you too. I know how hard that is but it's important.
    1837 days ago
    You do need to take care of yourself before you cant take care of anyone else. That's why the flight attendants tell us to put our own oxygen masks on before we tend to our children. If we're not here, we can't tend to anyone!

    Excellent step making your lunch ahead! One small positive step at a time can really help us achieve our goals!

    1837 days ago
    You HAVE to take care of yourself first or eventually you won't be able to take care of anyone, including yourself. And when you're taking care of yourself, remember to enjoy it!
    1837 days ago
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