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