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Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday, Part Two

Love me some Jocelyn!

Her blogging never fails to make me smile. I look forward to Friday Mornings and her mid-week blogs. Her creativity, her joyful spirit, and stories of fun with her family always makes me smile!

I was so surprised to see this little blog award she gave me and 5 other blog friends this morning.


The rules for this award....place the award in your post or within your blog, pass this award to six of your followers, link the nominees to your post, let the nominees know they have received the award by commenting on their blog, share the love and link to the person you received the award from.

So I will follow the rules....

Here are six blogs that I love to visit....go check them out!

Tigger

Cathy
Monica
Lynette
Judy
Candice

So, as I mentioned in my earlier post today...I've embarked on a journey. Something I never thought I would do. It's really not THAT big of a deal, but it was a huge step for me to admit that maybe I need some help dealing with things. After the turmoil of the last couple of years, I've noticed a lot of changes in myself that I didn't like and didn't know how to deal with anymore and I found myself losing my temper at the drop of a hat and feeling angry and down most of the time. I truly believe my emotional distress, which I've tried to ignore is a big contributor to my racing heart, inability to sleep without medication, withdrawal from friends and just not wanting to do anything, in general being overwhelmed by everything in my life.

I went to my dr and told her that while I think I do need medication (at least for now), I take Wellbutrin for depression, that I didn't feel my problem was entirely physical - that perhaps I needed to talk to someone. My doctor, being the fabulous person she is, agreed and recommended a therapist to me. I had actually tried to call 3 other therapists in our area before going to ask my dr....never got a response - so I guess going to this particular person was the right choice.

After much soul searching and trying to ignore the obvious - I chose to place that call. I have met with my therapist twice now. Since I had no pre-conceived notions of what to expect, I have to say it was a good decision for me. I am surprised at the ability to open up and talk about things that I haven't talked about in years or ever for that matter. I think my hubby was a little nervous about it, but I explained that I needed to do this for me and he is behind me 100%.

While I won't share all the details for the entire internet to read, I will be sharing some things I learn about myself during this journey.

Who knows what the future will bring, but for now, I feel good about this decision.

Thanks friends....Have a wonderful weekend!

6 comments:

Sandi said...

(((hug))) thanks for the giftie - and you know I'm behind you 100% always...

Lynette said...

Thanks for the gift. I think that everyone needs to talk about issues. We are all supporting you in your journey.

Jocelyn said...

Enjoy the award sweet friend....you are so deserving!!

I am so very proud of you!!!! I am a counselor...so remember this is a learning experience any use the tools that the therapist offers to you....I wish you the best and to find the answers that you are looking for...you can always count on me!!!

Have a good weekend!!!

Monica Coffman said...

Aw, thanks for the giftie! I think it's great that you've made this decision. Hang in there and I'm sure it will do wonders for you. :hug:

Cathy said...

Thank you so much for thinking of me!! You are too kind. I sure hope to meet you IRL one day.

I hope that your issues will all be resolved soon. Be well my friend!

Carrielyn said...

Good for you! I'm proud of you finding that outlet that you needed to learn and grow. We self censor too much in today's society, and it's wonderful to have a place that you can express what you need without the fear of judgement!