Hi CuteLittleNinja, sorry I’ve been away for a few weeks. I had a tough time getting through this last election (a lotta defeats that night) and work was triggering my anxiety disorder so I’m back to taking some time off, working on my book, appreciating life.
Yesterday was my 35th birthday. Or is it the 34th anniversary of my birth? Oh well, regardless, I got to spend the weekend with some very special friends who share my birthday week and played lots of fun games/saw the latest MCU film and really enjoyed it. I’m honestly hoping it can become an annual event. That’d be the second one I’ve been a part of this year.
This certainly has felt like a transformative year. I went to Darian Lake and rode several rollercoasters for the first time. Had a ton of fun with some buddies old and new. After that trip, we decided to institute an annual get-together with our core group of friends.
It’s these annual get-togethers that keep me looking forward to the next year. It’s been a long time since I’ve looked forward to the following year. My major depressive disorder has something to do with that, however, this year has felt different. I think perhaps it’s a combination of my friends and family sticking close to me (even through my lows), and my current medication combo allowing me to finally recognize that love and appreciate it. It’s really quite spectacular to feel an abundance of love and appreciation all at once. Such a life-affirming sensation. With that thought and feeling in mind, I’m off to write. Be well!