This post has nothing to do with Chester, but I wanted to share this picture of him 🙂 I took this only minutes ago. He’s sleeping at the foot of my bed in his kitty bed 🙂
There are some things that I hate to change, such as my routine or the layout of my house, but other things bring welcome change. I really got the DIY bug this weekend and just had to do something. I am still thinking about making a bench to set at the foot of my bed, but will probably wait to make that a project to keep me busy while my bf is in Korea. Instead of tackling the bench, I spray painted old, ceramic candlesticks bright blue. I got the idea online. I think they look much cuter. I got them from someone awhile back and I didn’t have the heart to tell them that they were not my taste, so I took them and kept them in a box for years. It’s a good, small change and really ties in with my bedroom.
Last week, I also thought about scheduling an appointment with a therapist. I was nervous about doing this because I wasn’t sure how insurance paid for mental health services, so I was scared of scheduling an appointment. After checking with my insurance online, I found a counselor who was in network and scheduled an appointment. I took off early from work and drove across town to the clinic. The therapist was really nice and understanding. I told her about everything that was bothering me and how I felt that I had only gotten so far with medication and was ready to move forward with therapy. About 30 minutes into the session, the tornado sirens went on and the entire clinic was put into a “code black,” which apparently means that everyone had to go to the lower level. 20 minutes later, the “code black” scenario was called off and we could resume as normal. Honestly, these things only happen to me. Anyway, she gave me some suggestions for books to read in the meantime and I made an appointment with her for next Wednesday. What’s even better is that my insurance requires only a co-pay and I can go as many times as I want per year. 🙂
I have a feeling that this will be a good change. I have been doing better in the past year, but really want to move even further forward. It’s no fun living with needless, irrational anxiety, so I hope this can address it in some way 🙂
Thanks for reading.