Hello and welcome. I hope that your day has been calm and that you have some wonderful activities planned for your weekend or at least plan for a relaxing one. I have had another good day today. I visited with my psychologist and we had a chat about the things that went wrong and how I can organise my life so that I will have plans set up and have something to fall back on.
I did my walk for today, so I am feeling very sore and ache in places I have long forgotten about, but I have been promised that this is good for me. I am reading my JD Robb book and whilst it is taken me longer I am still enjoying my Eve and her no-nonsense approach to solving crimes. My Centrelink contact was good and the department has decided that I will be on a medical exemption until the middle of April, which means that I do not have to seek employment or work for the dole. So I will have all the time I need to focus on just getting myself back to an even level.
I am going to spend some time over the weekend having a look at setting up a parent advice page, as this is something I think I could do well and I know from my years as a parent and teacher, that quite often parents really feel lost with many of the questions that crop up during raising kids.
I have had two really big days and I am very surprised just how much better I am feeling. I know that I have had the backup phonecalls and appointments with the medical staff but little things like me actually talking to other people on the bus. I had not noticed just how much I had isolated myself from the world. Today I had two people come up to me and tell me what a beautiful smile I had, I helped a lady with her groceries and another lady get a muzzle on her dog for the ferry trip, and I chatted with other travellers like I had known them forever. I really did not know just how much I had cut myself off from the world over the past five months. I know it will be a slow return back to where I was before the turn and I may have lost some of who I was but I will gain new skills, and if I start with a smile every day then I will not only feel good but I will also make someone else feel better.