Personal Update

It has been a while since I’ve done a proper update, mostly because I can’t see this being particularly interesting to anyone, plus there wasn’t anything to talk about. However, I have some good news to share.

As of the last couple of months, things have started to change for the better.

The major change is I finally got to see a doctor about my mental health. After putting it off for so long and trying to hide my issues even from myself, I am now on the path to bettering myself. I don’t want to say “fix” because a lot of my anxiousness will still be with me, as will the intrusive thoughts, but it’s about making them manageable. I have been on my new medication for going on two months now. I am also doing some Cognitive behavioural therapy. So far, things are going well. I am still dealing with a lot, but it is getting noticeably better.

I still have rough days, and I still panic at the drop of a hat, but I am getting better. Things of this nature take a while to improve, but I’m on a good path now with the right tools. Even if there are a few bumps on the road, I should make it out on the other side in better shape than how I started.

Please, don’t make my mistake. Take better care of your mental health and if possible see a professional. I regret waiting this long, I really should have done this years ago but better late than never, I guess.

Things are going well with work too. I am taking on more responsibility and my hard work is being noticed by my supervisor and customers. So much so that I have been offered an interview for a position with better hours. I am cautiously optimistic because no matter what this does count as a victory. Either I land the gig or I get one step closer to getting it next time around. No matter what the outcome, that is a win in my book.

Working with such understanding and supportive people has helped more than I can possibly say. From simple pick me ups to empathising with my situation and calming me down. They also have helped me with my confidence a lot. I still love my job two years down the line. Even on rough days, there is always something fun or uplifting.

Overall, I’m doing alright. Better than I have in a good while. Things are hardly idyllic but improving. That has to count for something, right?

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