This month finds me in a very challenging period. I am working on a project that is all-consuming and full of blood, sweat and tears…literally.
What I learned from my clinical work and now from my personal experience is that grief is reactivated. This process has triggered memories of my outrageously awful experiences during treatment. As a result, I’ve had some real down time. Down as in Isolation Island down. Wow, I sure as heck wasn’t ready for a visit THERE again…EVER.
I have been in sore need of Silver Linings. In fact, one day was so tough that I literally had to create my own Silver Linings by reaching out to two friends who are intimately aware of the project and it’s process. I literally asked for some virtual love and a pick-me-up. As a result, I received more love, support and encouragement than I ever could have asked for.
Here’s the thing about Silver Linings: seeking them is a choice. Sometimes it even takes actively pursuing them. No matter what, they are always still there!