So a neighbor of mine, a good man who is a pastor and studying counseling right now, had some very good words posted on his ***** that really struck home with me today. He's been through more struggles than anyone deserves: severe panic attacks at a few points in his life and he's had to bury two sons.
Anyway, I've been struggling a lot lately and really trying to keep my head above water dealing with a med change and then a lot of new life stress immediately following. And here's the statement he had that really hit home for me:
"I'm not Ok, and that's OK"
I'm NOT ok. It's ok to let people see me struggle.....people other than my husband and mother and psychiatrist. I want to be better, I've been working so hard to be better. And that's important. But maybe sometimes it's ok to acknowledge that you're not doing well. That you're at one of life's many struggles. I WILL be ok, later on. but I'm not now. But not being OK doesn't mean I can't still get enjoyment out of the small things here and there, that I can't wait out the storm. And to know when to reach for more help. Not to expect things to get better right away from that help, but to have that extra support to get through that storm.