Updated: Oct 18, 2022
Why yes, yes I am still alive. No, I did not fall off the face of the Earth. I merely took an unplanned hiatus after being quite overwhelmed with a loop of emotions. I was ambushed by depression accompanied by feeling a lack of appreciation, which took me to the land of dissociation and isolation. I was able get out with the help of one of my favorite coping mechanisms -- Time spent with Mom.
I went to hers with the guise of doing laundry. Once I got comfortable, I let out the full tear-filled vent. She listened with open ears, gave me some advice, and I instantly started to feel in better spirits. It's the little things [or seemingly big things] that keep me going.
After that, I treated her to a Brunch Buffet at Copeland's of New Orleans. Being able to take her out and have her not take out her wallet only made me feel that much better.
-If you have Copeland's in your area, the Brunch Buffet is a winner baby -
Both plates are actually mine 😅
I'm proud to say....I almost finished both completely.
After stuffing our bellies, we took a little trip to Ross to do some inexpensive retail therapy. I, of course, picked out some comfy pieces to further build on "feeling better."
I am grateful that I'm able to turn to my Mom when I get into funks like this. If it weren't for the unconditional love and acceptance I receive from her, I truly do not know what kind of person I'd be today. It's important to me to be able to recognize what things help me cope in my not so pleasant moments. It helps to ensure I don't get stuck in a never-ending, down-in-the-dumps loop.
-Thank you for Reading-
Question of the day:
What do you do to help find a feeling of content again?