Well, the tablets have now washed out of my system and my dear pal Insomnia is back. However, this time round I am prepared and refuse to look him in the eye and give him the despairing acknowledgement he requires. I may not be able to plug myself into sleep mode easily but I know a damn good trick which helps me to relax and in turn provide me with rest.
As for my anxiety and depression ~ so far not too much of a wobble. I can tell I have stopped taking the medication but I think (you would have to ask the rest of the family if they feel the same) that I am coping and managing it fairly well. Admittedly some days are easier than others, but aren’t they for all of us?
I am also VERY much enjoying my belated (by 6 years!) birthday present from The Dave ~ finally my gorgeous 1955 Split Screen Morris Minor ~ named Mas ~ is home AND I have been out and driven her. I have a grin on my face whenever I glimpse her on the drive and am thrilled to have her here at last.
Sadly, being an old girl, like myself, she has developed an oil leak ~ so The Dave will be fixing that for me as soon as possible and in the meantime I am just enjoying looking at her outside my office window.
I can’t believe that we are already half way through the year and looking back I can see how far we have all come as a family since Christmas, when everyone was so sick we spent a very chilled Christmas Day lounging in pyjamas. Now, although life isn’t perfect and there is still a rather large mountain to climb regarding both physical and mental health, at least we have some assistance now in place to get us there. So instead of looking at life and thinking of the huge task of what lies ahead and what we need to achieve ~ I prefer to look back and applaud us for how far we have come and acknowledge our achievements. For us it’s not a case of glass half empty or half full, it’s a case of accepting what you have and making the most of it.
For us it is best to live in the moment, enjoy the windows of opportunity where we all have energy to spend at the same time, encourage each other when it all seems insurmountable, respect our limitations and celebrate every achievement no matter how insignificant it may appear to others. Having just celebrated my 21st Wedding Anniversary on 5th June and my 45th birthday in May I count myself exceedingly lucky to be where I am and have what I have regardless of the other issues we are facing. I have a wonderful husband and daughters, we are living life our way and in turn I am wishing you happiness and positivity where~ever you are…