Thanks to everyone who reached out to me last week with words of support. I'm always surprised when people reference me helping people with this blog. I never really think about it that way much; it's just what I do. And it's what I enjoy doing. I'm sure I get more out of it than anyone else. Anyway, I was so pleasantly surprised and encouraged by the e-mails I received (and the comments on my last post). So thank you. So much! It absolutely did make a difference to know that people were thinking about me.
I have learned a lot recently about the human psyche and how people process feelings when bad things happen. I've learned a lot about myself. I've learned that you can be strong and get your ugly cry on at the same time. I've learned that there are no "right" or "wrong" ways to work through things and the best you can do is to feel what you need to feel completely. I've found that the peoples personal styles are in full bloom when they deal with adversity and for me, that meant committing to feeling bad, dwelling on it even, in order to process things and then put it in a quiet place in my mind.
So anyway, wanted to let you know that I am feeling much better! And as much as I tend to be a glass-half-empty person (I prefer to think of it as being a "problem solver"), I'm deciding that things are going to be better. So I am back...and thanks!