One reason is probably the therapy I’ve gone too. It helped me do some soul searching and has just made me a more present person; more in touch with myself. I started in the end of 2020 after a relationship fell into nothing.
Two weeks and counting. 2022 isn’t waiting for anybody. But I feel fine. I actually feel better than I have in a long time. 2021 was, on the other hand, like hell in a lot of ways; one of the toughest years in my life on a personal level. And I’ve had some crappy years. I must’ve cried more last than I’ve ever done in my whole life. You would think I took Justin Timberlake’s old song a bit too literally. I probably gave him three rivers.
The therapy has been amazing, and I still go. I have my next session booked next week. It’s just changed my mind and the way I think about everything. It’s given me invaluable tools and I really recommend it to everyone. Mental health is a serious issue in our current time and people don’t seem to be getting better. I had a coffee with a friend about two weeks ago and she told me she had started taking antidepressant pills. What is driving us to this? Perhaps I’ll write more about this subject later. It hurts my heart. We need to see each other, say hi to each, call each other, send a text, or en email, and just give some time. Life is too short for hardened hearts. Who do you need to send a text to? Stop reading and send a text to that person!
Still, there are a lot of positives with last year. One is that I had my first full year as a freelancer. That’s been enjoyable and has pushed my head to be creative and build up my business. It’s a blessing I can do what I do; sometimes I need to take a pause and remind myself of this sometimes. If you don’t know what I do, send me an email or check out my Instagram. Another fun project – by the way – is a trip I’m planning in a few weeks. I wrote about this in November but I couldn’t get away just then so I’m looking at the end of January. Stay tuned for updates from abroad.
Oh yes, I also had a great run today at my local gym. As usual it’s the 5K, and I managed to be better than ever – I broke my own record. I shaved off about three seconds for a total of 22 minutes and 36 seconds. Still pushing for the almighty 20. On a peculiar note, I’ve lately started listening to Toto again: my favourite band growing up. Guess what I was listening to when I was running today?
Song of the day: Toto – Endless