Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Angels in My Life

from the Graphics Fairy

I truly can't thank you enough.  I was so incredibly touched by all of your comments to my blog post 3 1/2 weeks ago.  Some of your sweet, sweet comments brought tears to my eyes.  I wanted to email all of you to thank you again and again and the energy just didn't come to me to be able to do it.  So I hope you will all accept my heartfelt thanks now.  I feel like so many of you are angels in my life.

This time I have good news to share.  I have been working and working on sorting out some things that have been hanging over my head for a very long time and, because of this, I am doing better!  I'm actually coming off a couple of my medications and still doing very well--doing things I haven't been able to do in a very long time.  Perhaps all of your well wishes helped after all!

Some of you long-term readers may remember that I have a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.  Well, last weekend my dear Matt took boxes and boxes and boxes of books, articles, papers, and what-all to the dump and recycle center.  Now it's all gone and I'm free to be whoever I want to be.  I have decided that I never want to work as a psychotherapist again.  It's good work and important work and I greatly admire those who can do it.  However, I choose not to be one of them.  It's hard work.  And it's hard on my mind and my body.  Now the choice has been finalized--it is no longer possible for me to ever do this work again because I got rid of all of the information I would have needed to be able to be licensed and have a private practice.  It's gone.  And I'm free.

My future has never looked as bright as it does now.  It seems like all possiblities are open to me again and I expect to get strong again.  What an exciting prospect!

Heaps of Hugs,
Cheryl

13 comments:

  1. Oh Cheryl, I didn't realize you were having such a difficult time. I'm so sorry. I guess I should read more of the blogs I follow! I am so happy for you now. There is nothing like packing up an old, burdensome life and setting yourself free. I look forward to your healthy future :o) Hugs & lots of blessings, Janice

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  2. I must have missed your last posting and I'm so very sorry that you've been suffering so badly. Your positive attitude is amazing and I'm so glad you are feeling so good about your latest decision. It sounds like a huge weight has lifted from your shoulders and that's got to be good. Well done you. Sending you lots of hugs that things improve every day....little steps are good if in the right direction.
    A x

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  3. I missed your last post. So sorry to hear of all your pain; my mom has fibromyalgia, too, and it's terrible. What a blessing that you're doing better! Hugs to you! I understand how freeing it can be to get rid of things that no longer fit who you want to be. I hope you continue to improve all the time. I have heard that gluten and dairy in particular are triggers for the body to attack itself. Maybe you should remove them from your diet. It would be great to work with a holistic type of doctor, but maybe research and prayer will help enough. God has given us amazing bodies that can heal with the right foods and supplements instead of drugs in most cases. I do pray that you get better and better!

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  4. So glad your life load has been lifted :o)

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  5. That must have been one giant stress hanging over your life. I am so happy for you.

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  6. I am happy for you that this difficult time is over and you can look again into a positive future!

    Hugs
    Marion

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  7. i did read notes from you before, and wish to know you are getting better,glad to hear this good news.

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  8. Hi Cheryl, I'm so glad you can smell roses again and have a new start.
    Hugs

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  9. Cheryl - I am catching up here. I'm sorry for the pain you've been in. But I think that pain of all sorts does help us focus on what is important and what isn't, which things bring stress, which things bring joy and nurture. You are making important decisions.

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  10. I am so happy that the future is looking brighter for you Cheryl. Anything you want is possible, there is nothing worse than doing things that you are not happy doing, so get well and strong soon and be who you want to be and enjoy a very healthy and happy future. Good Luck!
    Hugs
    Hillary

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  11. Hi Cheryl
    I wanted to pop over and thank you for taking the time to visit and sharing over a my place. I see you´re going through a tough time, I´m glad things are better for you now. sounds like a huge burden have been lifted off your shoulders. I think what you just did is a very strong thing to do. Hugs

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  12. I'm so pleased for you, freedom of the mind is so important and it sounds as if you've now finally achieved it. Good on you!

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  13. Sometimes the path of the phoenix is the best one but takes tremendous courage. Bravo and Bless you on your journey forward!

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