Obviously I am thankful for the normal things, like food and family and overall well-being. Of everything to be happy about this year, I am most thankful for my mental health.
Over the last three years I’ve struggled with varying degrees of depression, related to the miscarriage in 2005 which sent me to a place I never want to see again, a very stressful pregnancy, and the extremely challenging postpartum period. I needed a lot of help in 2005 but I was able to get through 2006 and 2007 pretty well thanks to support from family and friends, a cheerful Jack to wake up to every morning, and, honestly, this blog.
Writing is cathartic to me, and it’s even better when I know I have readers who are willing to listen to my thoughts and share theirs. When I am writing, my mind isn’t boggled down with emotion. Writing is the only way in which I feel I can express myself effectively and unburden my mind from my thoughts.
So a big ol’ thanks to my readers. You touch my life in more ways than you know! Have a great Thanksgiving!