Saturday, March 8, 2014

Time for Another List

I'll be honest - it's been a rough few months.  

The job I loved so much disappeared when my company restructured, and it's been a lot harder to find a new job than I thought it would be.  My body has been ... uncooperative, to say the least, as not only is the Fibromyalgia acting up to leave me exhausted and in pain 24/7, but a recent fall left me with a sprained wrist, and recent lab results are concerning the doctors enough to send me to another specialist.  As if that weren't enough, I have to temporarily hold a few of the medications I'm on (one because of those lab results, two more in preparation for a procedure), so the Rheumatoid Arthritis and GERD symptoms are getting worse day by day.  Thanks to a couple of the meds I'm still on, I'm now heavier than I've ever been in my life (or ever thought I would be).  Any one of these things would be enough to send someone into a depression ... with all of them (and more) happening at once, I'm doing my best to hold it together.

A while back when I was going through a rough time, a friend suggested that to help me focus on the positive, I should make a list of things that made me smile.  I took her advice, and the list was not only fun and helpful, but it was surprisingly easy to do.  It really lifted my spirits, and I decided it was something I'd do more often.  It's been a while, but it's definitely time to make another list.