Mental health awareness

Right now in the US, we are in the middle of Mental Illness Awareness Week, which spans from October 1 through October 7. For those who don’t know what this is or what it means, the Mental Illness Awareness Week is put on every year to help fight the stigma associated with mental illnesses. I know this without having to look it up because all too often, people judge and ridicule that which they don’t understand, Continue reading “Mental health awareness”

Out of the shadows

As Diesel, Choo-choo, and I were leaving our house headed to a car show Sunday morning, Diesel stopped the truck at the end of the driveway. I looked at him in surprise as he told me, “Go look by the porch.”

That’s it. Just “Go look by the porch,” but no reason for doing so.

With confusion dripping from my every pore, I unbuckled my seat belt, exited the truck, and walked to where he told me. There I found this: Continue reading “Out of the shadows”

The sunshine in my life

It has been said before, but I will say it again: It’s okay to not be okay.

A big chunk of yesterday afternoon was a total crap fest. Completely and utterly stressful. My mind was full of chaos and frustration, and I ended up an emotional wreck. I cried so hard I developed an intense headache.

Choo-choo cried because I was crying. There just wasn’t anything else I could do in the moment. I sat on my bed and sobbed until Continue reading “The sunshine in my life”