Saturday, November 23, 2013
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
As mentioned previously I have suffered chronically situational depression at varying degrees throughout my life. The past year has been challenging for various reasons; and I've not always handled the stress with ease. We're still adjusting to some of those changes (posts for later); but honestly I am feeling mostly calm and lots hopeful, more so than I've been in a long time, about the coming days.
One thing I'll be doing in those days is taking "a walk" with Lincoln in support of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. She and I participated in a few walks while we lived in the NW; and she has joined her dad and Nana for a few Breast Cancer Walks since moving here. But it has been awhile and this reason seemed front and center. So we are a team, and we have a page and yes, of course we would love to make our team goal; but mostly it is an activity we can do together that acknowledges our own family's struggle with mental illness, including an uncle with schizophrenia.
|don't let its thorny edges scare you|
|you never know what beauty you might find|
Sunday, August 18, 2013
In the wilds of PA, a set on Flickr.
I had an opportunity to escape into the wilds of PA the weekend after the graduation mania.
Just me, Sassy the Subaru, my bestie, and a true sandy beach on a lake with perfect weather.
48 hrs. of R&R&R&T... laughter was abundant, chillin' was rampant, and general bliss occurred.