With the hustle and chaos that is the holiday season, it’s easy to forget how this time of year affects us all, especially those with mental illness.
Year around people who suffer from mental illness struggle from day to day to hold it together, imagine what that’s like this time of year.
I had an interesting conversation last night with a great friend. I first met this person over the summer, he invited me to guest host on his podcast. It was exactly what my anxiety needed to freak out! Why the heck would this professional want me on his show?!?! I was terrified, until the day we recorded. He made me feel so comfortable and accepted. That’s a huge deal for me. Since that time, he’s become someone I respect, admire and look forward to interacting with, when time zones and schedules allow.
My biggest issue is that all this was done behind closed doors, without reading it.
I also find it interesting that politicians can work so hard and through the night when it benefits them. When it causes worry and concern for the public, they usually have an extended weekend or are heading for a break.
Republicans found a way to pass tax reform
I was listening to Nick G, from The Dependent Independent, this morning and he really inspired me. He was talking about being grateful. More importantly, he was talking about the mundane, every day stuff, that we can and should be thankful for but sometimes feel ashamed for feeling grateful.
For instance, I’m grateful for how confident I am becoming. Saying that out loud might seem pompous or egotistical but that’s ok. I’ve worked really hard to become more confident. I still have days and moments when I’m far from confident but that is also ok. I’m grateful for the change. Continue reading “Thankful at Thanksgiving”