So, an update on Me.

*with her best Dr. Nick impression* Hi Everybody!

How ya doin? I’m doing pretty well over here.

I figure, it’s been a while since I last updated you guys on my life, as opposed to posting a topic given by the Health Advocacy Writer’s Monthly Challenge or translating a chapter of the Tao, so I ought to take a moment to say hello.


Things over here have been very quiet since I saw all my doctors last month. The only really big change for me is that I haven’t been eating Paleo since Easter. And while I have gained weight (boo!), I haven’t noticed too much else of a difference, except it’s easier and quicker to find things to eat when we’re hungry.

I think the hardest part of being on the paleo diet is that you have to prepare every meal, and that gets tiresome very quickly when you’re already tired.

A part of me feels like I should take down what I have on the website because it makes me look like I’m eating paleo, when I’m not – but there’s good information there for folks, and I have a lot of recipes and stuff in the website – so I’m leaving it there for now, and am hoping I’ll be able to muster the necessary self-control to get back on the diet in the right way, because it *was* doing good things for me, aside from the fact that I was thinking about food all the time.

Other than diet, the only big thing that is going on here besides kitten raising is that we’re waiting to hear back on some jobs for Adam. He’s interviewed for 3 different jobs in the last month – and all 3 interviews went well (at least as far as we know). He’s supposed to hear back sometime in the next week or so. We’re both on pins and needles waiting to find out. If he gets any one of the three, it will change our lives in a major way, as it will afford us the opportunity to move out of Nick’s home, and into an apartment of our own. So, if you’re the praying type, we certainly could use some of your good mojo! πŸ™‚

Right now, my life is pretty steadily just surfing Facebook, writing blog entries, washing dishes, avoiding folding clothes, actually doing the laundry that needs to be washed, and occasionally playing Sims 3 Showtime. I almost have a day-to-day pattern going on. At the very least, I’m taking my meds on time and am getting in my 3 meals, daily, so life has a sort of pattern to it.

Heck, I’m even willing to go so far as to say that I think I’m out of my depression and into “normal.” Folks who are depressed don’t wake up and change a cat box first thing in the morning. They usually feel too bad to make cat shit the first thing they attack upon waking. Me, I want the worst of it out of the way as quickly as possible, so the rest of the day is available for better things, like snuggling the cute little poopers! πŸ™‚

Last but not least, in the last month, after 7 years of seeing therapists, I graduated from therapy.

That’s right, you read that correctly. It’s on the books that I no longer have PTSD. I have used EMDR and traditional talk therapy and the appropriate pharmaceuticals to work through all of the related psychological crap that goes with it, and now all of the childhood trauma and abuse, and all the awfulness I lived through in my first marriage, I have dealt with like a champ.

I waited a few weeks to announce it because it’s a big step, and there may be times where I backslide – but my therapist is there if I need her, and thus far, I’ve been great.

And that’s about it for now!

Hope you’re doing well too, readers! πŸ™‚

7 thoughts on “So, an update on Me.

  1. Please don’t take down the paleo diet info you’ve got here. I appreciate it, and find it helpful though I don’t eat paleo very often. I toy with it, debate myself about it….

    I’ll be sending Light to Adam for the best money making opportunity to come to him.

    Yay for coming out of depression and graduating from PTSD! It’s a process, and saying it here doesn’t mean that all your readers will expect you to always have sunshiney happy days. πŸ˜‰ I’ve experienced similar feelings due to cancer treatments and abuse from my past. I feel ya and applaud you and celebrate with you.

    I am indeed doing very well, too. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you so much for your comment, Connie!
      It means a lot to me to know that what I’ve put up here is actually helping others. And Adam and I really appreciate your Light. πŸ™‚

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