dear depression diary,
I’ve been on a such a high the last few days.
the blog is doing so well! this week, we broke two records and I am completely giddy. I finally reached 100 followers and even got my first email subscribe. for those of you following the blog, thank you so much for your support. your comments are always so kind and even though I write for me (to get thoughts and emotions out of my head and off my heart), this blog would be nothing without you. we also surpassed our previous daily view record and finished the day with 106 views!
I have also made the decision to add a section to the mental health portion of the blog and delve into the autistic journeys of my family (my nine year old son was diagnosed just before his 6th birthday) and other families who want to share the stories, knowledge, etcetera with the the world. I am so excited to begin this new journey and see where it takes us; the possibilities are countless.
in other news, I have made it to the halfway point of the semester with much better grades than what I had last semester during midterms and I am so extremely proud of myself. going back to school as a single, working mama has been challenging to say the least. last semester was so tough for me and I almost gave up without re-enrolling for spring semester. and then I remembered the life I want to give the little humans, and the people that I want them to grow up to be. I can’t expect them to continue trying if I don’t lead by example. so here I am, halfway through the spring semester, kicking ass and taking names. and the little humans are always in my corner, ‘helping’ me with homework and bringing me snacks (aka brain food). they are so amazing; I could not do this without them.
for all my server friends who have taken a loss due to capacity limits, I hope wherever you are is experiencing decreases in positive tests/deaths and is beginning the transition back to ‘normalcy’. where I live, we are back at 100% in restaurants so I’ve been able to bring home almost triple the money I was making before without having to work double shifts.
the weather is getting warmer and spirits are high!
if this has been a lower week for you, I’m sending all the good vibes and blessings your way. even though no two peoples struggles are the same, it does not negate the fact that everyone is struggling in their own way.
again, thank you all for being a part of this experience with me!
lesson of the day: no feat is too small! be proud of your successes, no matter how big or small. there is always someone rooting for you!