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,