I've got vacation coming up (YAY!), and I'm already making plans for it. Last vacation was very social, and while I assume that I'll see some friends, this is more of a get things done vacation. I've already got plans to reorganize the kitchen, basement, and garage, plant the vegetable garden, mulch the yard, etc.… Continue reading Big plans
Everything is confirmed - I have an appointment with a new therapist on Tuesday. Seeing a new therapist is like going on a first date. The whole getting to know you part, the nervousness and anxiety, the worry that things won't work out. I hate seeing new therapists. It's like breaking in a new pair… Continue reading New therapist
Except not really. I was off today, and I'm not off again until next Thursday. In reality it's only 5 days, but damn those days can be long. I may have found a new therapist. We've been playing the email game to get something scheduled, but it looks like we've got it figured out. Hopefully.… Continue reading Friday, Fri-yay
It's not even that you need to find a good therapist, it's more that you need to find one that is good for you. I've gone through a number of therapists over the years; some I saw for a long time, others a short. But it can be hard to find a therapist that you… Continue reading The importance of finding a good therapist
I reset myself. I got myself back and track and on the road to accomplish my goals. I've managed to stick to my lists, eat right, workout, expand my horizons, all that jazz. One thing I'm really struggling with right now is a friend of mine is going through a REALLY hard time in his… Continue reading Back in the saddle again
It's been a big week. Had interview number 2 yesterday, and it went really well. At the end of the interview he actually said, "You know, I almost didn't call you in for an interview. Your resume is quite odd. But I'm glad I did, because I think you could be an asset to the… Continue reading A ray of hope and my therapist points out that I’m kind of an idiot
The latest and greatest of therapy this week was all about cognitive distortions. We've been working on identifying emotions rather than shoving them in the garbage can. I'm making definite progress there, but I seem to have the problem that sometimes I can't distinguish between an emotion and a physical state of being. The "I… Continue reading Why is it I check all of the boxes of negative things, but never the positive?