Taking the bus 😳

So, I’ve been having periods of “losing time” either from dissociation or absence seizures. My EEG is scheduled for September.  So I am on a hiatus from driving.  Very frustrating as a busy mom of four.  

Thankfully, I have a licensed teenager and it’s summer so he has been kind enough to chauffeur me and the younger kids around.  😀.   

But now that he’s getting full time hours at his job I’m finding getting around more problematic.  Of course, our city has public transit – a fairly weak one but bussing nonetheless.  So now I’m tasked with learning to navigate our cities transit system to get me to my appointments.  

Of course, this is a much larger issue than it should be because of my depression which makes me lack the focus to put all the information together and my anxiety makes everything overwhelming and scary.  

I’ve got a psychiatrist appointment in a couple days I’ll report back on how it goes.  

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My proudest moment.

Waiting for the swim to begin.  All geared up and ready to go!
Waiting for the swim to begin. All geared up and ready to go!

This was my proudest day.  A year and a half ago, I completed my first, and only, super sprint triathlon.  You may wonder why completing this race was my proudest moment and not giving birth to my four children or my academic achievements.  The reason is that I wasn’t sure that I would be able to do it.   Continue reading

Dull and Dreary

blog1I love fall, the changing colours, the leaves falling, fresh apples, pumpkin pie, fall fairs and the fresh, crisp air.  But along with all of these positive changes comes something more profound.  As I encounter less daylight and there are more dreary days, my mood falls. Sometimes I can maintain it at a medium level and other times I can’t control my fall into the abyss of dull and dreary which overcomes my being. Continue reading