Wishing you the day you want and need! 💕
Even though the Covid-19 pandemic isn’t over, it does feel as tho (at least in my area and for my family) that we are getting back to pre-pandemic normalcy.
My kiddo went to pre-school for about 4 months before most everything in the US shut down in March 2020.
She did well overall for her first time in “school”. There were, of course, mornings where she didn’t want me to leave at drop-off and she let me know about it too. It was the start of social interaction toddlers really need and benefit from.
I don’t think it phased her much when her school closed. She asked once or twice why she wasn’t going to school. I think she just was happy to be at home with not only me, but her Dad and brothers too.
During these last two years she has had slim to no social interaction with littles her own age. Except a few cousin visits before our move from Texas.
I am hoping this blink in life won’t affect her socially further down the road. I think that’s a thought that has crossed alot of parents minds lately.
Next week she is starting pre-school again! We are very excited and she is too. We chose a performing arts private school for our active girl. They offer both gymnastics and ballet in the curriculum there and we are so excited to see her flourish.
We toured the school this last weekend and she could hardly keep it together when she saw balance beams and the dance studio there.
I can only hope as parents we have prepared her enough to start back to school. At this point I think we are all just doing what we can right?!
I am very blessed to have been able to stay at home with her during this time. I know so many others didn’t have that choice.
All the best.
Did you take your meds today?
That’s it. That’s the post. Go take your pills.
Let’s talk medication.
I’ve been aware of medication for mental illness since I was quite young. Mental illness is prevalent in my family. I am no exception. Throughout my life, medication for my mental illness has been, at times, helpful and others, not so much.
The thing with meds is getting them right. The right dose, the right time of day, right combinations, etc. That itself is enough to make you go off the rails.
Changing meds is hard. But I think it’s important to hang in there and be sure to communicate how your are feeling to your healthcare team. Medication is and can be extremely helpful if taken correctly, life changing even!
I’m sure you have read posts pushing toxic positivity. It’s all the rage these days. Just choose to be happy, right?! No!
This isn’t the case for people with mental illness. You can’t just choose to feel a certain way if you have chemical imbalances in your brain. Just like you wouldn’t tell a cancer patient to think about getting better and magically somehow, they will.
Listen, there isn’t anything morally wrong with trying to manifest a positive outcome. But taking care of your mental health first is paramount. Spiritual Bypass is a real thing. Some people skip straight to the “feel good stuff” without putting in the work necessary to actually get to that point.
It’s okay to take your meds (under the supervision of a physician you are comfortable with) and it’s okay to take the steps needed in order to heal.
I hope this post finds you well. If you are feeling depressed, talk to someone and get help.
If you or someone you know are having thoughts of suicide call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 in the USA.