I disassembled my life and tried to reassemble it again. Then somehow it came to pieces. Or was it, that I came to pieces? No matter. Now I find myself in rebuilding mode… again. That’s OK, I am handy with a wrench! 🙂
Let me say this though – I have become an evangelist for counselling / analysis / therapy. If you find that you have angst in your life, that you are unsure of direction, that you stress about the future, you owe it to yourself to get help. There are counsellors out there who will help you figure things out, straighten things out, and get back on track. Yes, it can be costly, although it doesn’t need to be – many therapists have sliding scales based on income, and there are services that are provided at low cost or even free of charge by agencies in town. But, regarding the cost, what’s more important than your mental well being? Because that’s what we are talking about here – your mental well being.
In my case, I was advised to look for a therapist with a social work background, who works in their own practice. The “Psychology Today” magazine has a great resource on their website which allows you to view practitioners in your area, see their credentials and a short summary of their background. I found it quite useful.
Another great resource is Emotions Anonymous (EA), a 12 step program like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) – in fact, very similar to AA in many ways, and somewhat derived from it too. The 12 steps seem very simple, so simple that it’s difficult to understand how it works – but that’s the point, don’t try to understand it, just do it – and it works. There is a meeting locator on the EA website that can help you find an EA meeting to attend – and you will find love, support, and help there. Really.
So, life goes on. And on. Thank God for that, huh? 🙂
A word about my next several blog entries. I’ve been keeping notes about this trip, but haven’t had the chance to update this blog until now. So, you are going to see a flurry of blogs about the past week or so, but all created close together. Sorry but that’s the way it is. I’m over here on business, and I’ve been busy busy!
And now, on with the blog! I have much to talk about. 2 years in the making! Well, mostly about this trip to India, which I am actually am out on at the moment.