Sunday, November 18, 2012

Strength in the Broken Places

I wrestled with posting this, but in an effort to be honest about actual life (rather than just sharing the highlight reel) I decided to hit publish.

Last week I had, for lack of a better term, a mental breakdown. I've been dealing with moderate depression for the past few months and, when combined with an inordinate amount of stress at work, it resulted in an involuntary, stress-induced seizure - which was one of the least enjoyable experiences of life thus far. 

The good news is that, with a week off from work, I'm feeling much closer to normally functioning. But the situation begs the question - why, as females, is there such an enormous need to create turmoil? I'm not saying that men are immune to this, but I've dealt with far less of these issues in co-ed workplaces.

In an effort to restore some serenity, we decided to head out for an eight mile hike at Dry Creek over the weekend. Dry Creek is not, in fact, particularly dry, but our expedition was successful in reestablishing my sanity. Add in a detox soak, new recipe attempt, and a healthy dose of Pinterest and the weekend will be complete.

"Give thanks for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow."
Fernanda Miramontes-Landeros


Aargh! The Simple Life? said...

We are with you in spirit always, even when we can't be with you in the flesh. As I was reminded in church today we should be thankful in all things. As Corrie ten Boom's sister said in Corrie's book,"We need to thank God for the fleas, too"
Sometimes the hardest things we face bring about the biggest blessings.
Love you!

Kevin said...

great pictures! glad it worked to recharge you

Everyday Obscurity said...

Why thank you!

Jniz said...

As mom said we are with you in spirit =) Love you lots sis .You look great as do the lil dogs =)