The last month of my life has been unbelievably sad. The sky has been raining and so have I. A punch in the gut would feel better than how I've been feeling. My anxiety turned into a monster, and not the nice kind that stays under your bed. The kind with fangs and claws and unrelenting cruelness. First the monster was my anxiety and then the monster was me.
But this past weekend I was reminded of who I am and who I can be. This weekend, my heart grew a new cage and trapped the monster inside. I'm still working on cutting off all three of its heads, but it's a work in progress.
Some events from this weekend:
-It was a four day weekend for me. I never work on Fridays and because Independence Day fell on a Saturday, I got a paid vacation day on Monday.
-On the third, it was my Mama's birthday. She's a very important woman to me. Also, fireworks!
-A friend from college came to visit and seeing him was wonderful. It was perfect timing and he has been very important in my healing process.
-Independence Day! Spent the day exploring Milwaukee. This is also my half birthday and Kaitlyn bought me presents for it. What a doll. It's pretty cool that all of America gets together to celebrate my half birthday.
-Kaitlyn and I went to Summerfest to see Brandi Carlile and The Avett Brothers (my favorite band) and we were in the 7TH ROW!!!! They were both remarkable, easily one of the best concerts I have ever been to.
-I went to the Milwaukee Maker Market and bought some cool art. Buying art is important. It makes me happy.
-OH YEAH AND THE WOMEN'S US SOCCER TEAM WON THE FREAKING WORLD CUP 5-2!!!
My heart is so full.
"The day will come, the sun will rise, and we'll be fine."