Wednesday, May 15, 2024

22. Thankful.

As many of you may know by now, or not, I have this thing that keeps me from going out and doing my thang as anyone else normally would. It's called anxiety. I spoke to my doctor to help me find a solution as I did not want to rely on alcohol every time I wanted to be social. It is unhealthy and unsafe. Aside obvious said facts, I also wanted to find the root of the problem so I could reword the memory and find a better management skill. 

I am amongst the privileged to have insurance and tend to my mental health so I did.

It is an every day struggle dealing with the voices in my head. Even though I believe I have identified the moment when this all started, it is not an easy task to work it out and poof! it's gone. I wish it was the case.

This being said, please, as a friend, offer your undivided attention to your surroundings. Always be available for your friends. You never know who might need you to just be there. Sometimes that's just what one person needs, someone to be nearby. I know I've been there and I want you to know that I will be here for anyone that needs an ally. Always. Remember, it's okay to NOT be okay. It's okay to ask for help.

Here's a list, as a thank you and recognition to people that stood by my side in times that I really needed someone. I don't have words to thank you enough.

In no specific order, except as chronologically as possible:

Jorge Martinez                                         Rusty Kilpatrick
Jose Manuel Ramirez                              Joseph Osborn
Juana Hernandez                                      Kevin Kilpatrick
Jonathan Marin                                        Gloria Rangel
Ivan Hernandez                                        Flor Lopez
Gustavo Garcia                                        Mandy Corona
Andres Caamano                                     Lizete Orihuela
Veronica Sanchez                             Andrea Cortes
Jesus Rivera                                            Joshua Scholes
                                                                TJ Henderson
                                                                 Jay Gurule

And of course, my brothers, my husband, and our dogs.

I am lucky to have a great support system and I want to pay it forward. And remember...

[ ... Relax. Take it Easy. ]

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