My commute takes me through scenic countryside. Coming out of retirement, I am in a different location with the same company. The commute in is about an hour now. And many of the roads I travel are twisting, turning narrow country roads. I am always on alert for wildlife. I don’t want to hit any and I really enjoy seeing them. Recently, I saw a weasel crossing the road. … [Read more...] about It’s not quite road rage, but it’s a trigger
OK, so I am dating myself by using the line from Cheers! But they were on to something special. Sam Malone, a former relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox’s and a recovering alcoholic, is running a bar. I always felt the show seemed genuine, and that the characters portrayed the lives of people I could relate to. “Norm.” I can appreciate the feeling of being welcomed into a … [Read more...] about Sometimes I want to go where everybody knows my name
12 weeks ago, I would not have thought this was possible. In the first few days after getting out of the hospital, depression still had me not seeing much of anything. It was a struggle to get out of bed, to eat, to get dressed. There was a glimmer of hope that I was on a better path, but when I say glimmer, that’s being very generous. My days were filled with forcing myself to … [Read more...] about Thank You, Prozac, It’s Been Three Weeks Since I’ve Had Those Thoughts.
Today I have all of these random thoughts swirling around in my head. Will writing them down calm them? Let's try. I’ve got to have this figured out RIGHT NOW. It’s not ok for me to not already have a plan in place. This is not normal for me and is very uncomfortable. It is causing me to be anxious. That anxiousness is clouding my judgment and is keeping me … [Read more...] about Why am I a Whirling Dervish?