Saturday, April 3, 2010
"I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship." Louisa May Alcott
I wish I could live by this quote, or better to say, I wish I was living by this quote. I am definitely afraid of the storms in my life. The anxiety, the bipolar, the borderline-I'm afraid of all of those things and all of the things that go along with those packages. I'm working on getting better and my therapist this week told me that I have to learn that I'm more than those things; that these diseases don't define me. That seems hard to believe at moments, especially when I'm so enveloped in the anxiety right now. I am happy to report that the depression seems to be getting a little better with each passing day-thanks to the Lamictal, and keeping myself surrounded with more positive things. Hopefully everything else just gets better with more time. I have to remember not to put a timeline on recovery, as author Judith Bemis says not to do. Happy Saturday to all!