Since these pics are on Cam’s comp, thought I’d post another one today.
This is me in 1976, being silly as usual:
Sometimes people take life too seriously, myself included.
Some reasons (different from excuses) for my withdrawal over the past months:
A bit of depression, due in part to not taking care of myself, change of season, etc.
Lack of motivation..goes hand in hand with the depression.
Lack of focus.
Total disorganisation of my environment.
Plain & simple, procrastination.
I’m about to reverse this downward spiral, so I’ll keep you posted. In fact, I’ll write, even if I do not post much artwork. After all, my writing is an expression of creativity as well.
Plus, I’d like to help people who also deal with mental illness by not glossing over the lows of my daily life. I still have to pull myself up from some “blah” periods. It’s not all sunshine and roses, but I am trying to listen to my own advice and be proactive. I don’t like to feel clouded and unproductive. So I make the choice to take action.
Everytime I do this, I end up a level higher, more happy and energised. It doesn’t happen overnight..no “snapping out of it”..but it does take an upward trend once I make the decision. I start to take flight and soar. And this includes the down periods that last too long, meaning I talk to the doctor and fix the med situation, if need be. The good thing is, I think this time it’s going to be easily fixed without med changes…those are few and far between.
One thing I will do is turn off the news more often. I like to be well-informed, but I’ve known for many years that the more I watch news, the less happy I become. That’s no good for anyone really…I want to be a part of the peace process..but being depressed zaps all my energy.
I think the best way I can bring peace to the world is by serving those in need, fighting less with my own loved ones, celebrating and encouraging the goodness in the world and other people, praying, and voting certain people out of office. I’m not afraid to live my life..ride the train, go into the city, fly across the globe, etc. And I will NOT stop being silly! NEVER!!! Mrahhh haaa haaa!! Don’t say I didn’t warn you if you find out that you’ve been walking around all day with jean sizes on your back!!
What is one fun, warm & fuzzy, loving, or silly thing that YOU can do for yourself or someone else today?!!
I’m going to take a nice bath..something I haven’t let myself do in ages, because of the drought. (Quick showers just aren’t as nice.) Going to light candles, burn incense, play music, the works!
Then a delicious dinner of lime & pepper fish, with rice, for me and my honey, while we watch something fun on TV.
Have a great day!!
**Congratulations to our little goddaughter, Anna (Banana), on her Baptism!