“Just a short note. Your Dad passed away early this morning. A peaceful ending for him.”
we were married on July 20. We were separated in June, and the divorce was finalized in August. I lost two jobs in the summer, and my mother died in August
This has somehow devolved into a therapy blog which wasn’t really my intent. But the point is that being aware of my emotions, noticing when I’m suddenly having a mood or difficult time in a movie, it is very insightful to ask why it might be so.
There is a distinct difference between doing something because you want to as opposed to doing something because you have to.
Maybe it’s a good thing that when I look back on my life, I see the strife in the chapters of my life. Maybe, without having had the best years of my life, there’s no reason for me to “rest on my laurels” and simply live in the past.
when you see it, when you put a face on that demon, when you actually stand up to it, you will realize that your demon is a whimpering coward playing at being a monster. And on your side, you have a lot of people who love you, and that includes me.
These young elephants are held in place with a rope, you guessed it, on its rear leg. As babies, these elephants, as human children will do, test their boundaries. They’ll pull on the ropes, struggling to free themselves. I’m assuming they don’t physically harm themselves in the attempt, but they do learn the futility of the effort. As adults, elephants do not test these ropes because they’ve learned their lesson
Yes, that’s me. I’m nobody. I was born a nobody, I lived life as a nobody, I have always been a nobody, I am still a nobody and no doubt, I will die a nobody.
If you feel as if therapy might help you, I encourage you to seek it out. The hardest part is just making that first call, reaching out and taking the first step.
Usually the best way for me to start feeling better about myself is to do something nice for somebody else. My friends are used to me periodically asking that they do something nice on my social media page, usually for some stranger.