In April 2016 I had a week where my life seemed to fall apart. So many bad things happened to me in quick succession that it was difficult to keep track of them all. I was overwhelmed and scared and anxious.
I handled this by shutting out the world. I hid in my bed. I wallowed in self-pity. This was the only way I thought I could make it through that patch.
This week has also been really diffiult for me, both professionally and personally. And it’s been draining. But I feel like I’m handling it a lot better
This is probably the combination of many factors. Seeing my therapist was vital. Being on antidepressants has kept me stable. Having a routine means I have something to fall back on.
In addition to this, I understand myself and my emotions much better, and so do my friends. This means that I’m able to sooth myself and my friends are more easily able to step in.
As a child I often wondered how adults managed all the ups and downs of life, while balancing careers, families and friends. But now I know that this comes with experience and an acceptance that sometimes things are out of our control.
No one is able to handle anything the world throws at them. But we can choose to get better at managing the curve balls. We can actively learn, reflect and make changes to be able to deal with problems as they arise.
It’s a difficult journey. But in the end, life goes on. And the sooner we are able to learn this, the easier it’ll get down the line
Image was taken on the prom this afternoon 🙂 there was some weird cloud cover but the whole scene was pretty spectacular
Song of the day: Paper Wings – Rise Against
Bonus song of the day: Memory – Sugarcult