Good Bye, July!

You can always tell when the end of the month is near. The police are out in droves to give tickets and meet their quota. I’m so glad that July is finally behind us, but Second Summer in Tennessee is a real kicker. It’s going to be SO MUCH HOTTER now. I had to runContinue reading “Good Bye, July!”

I’m Just a Kid

I’m 37 going on 7. At least today, that’s my plan. I am not having good brain times right now. Still. I know, it continues on for a very long time. I’m ashamed that I’m just not getting better right now. When I think about it, I realize that this is a trend for thisContinue reading “I’m Just a Kid”

Isshin Ryu Practice

I think I ended up getting too hot this evening during our weekly training session with Sensei Gilbert. Just not feeling great, bunch of stomach acid coming up, and just mentally worn out. Today we worked on a bunch of blocking techniques involving the elbow as the important focal point. Since you cannot bend theContinue reading “Isshin Ryu Practice”

Secure, Contain, Protect

My SO has dragged me along for listening to SCP’s. I really do love them and it reminds me a lot of stories that I’ve made up in my mind. It’s a testament that the internet can be amazing at collaborating to make something together. It’s really great because the SCP universe has multi-universes. SoContinue reading “Secure, Contain, Protect”

Missing Him

I don’t know why it hit me today, but I miss my Dad. He passed on September 25, 2020. I haven’t been able to go down there (where he lived, my hometown) since his funeral and it just weighs heavily on me. This first year with him gone has made me acutely aware of soContinue reading “Missing Him”

Self Image

Today’s opposite action was going to get my meds and then… not being able to get my meds. Well, I got my Diabetic Test Strips, but my Psych meds weren’t available. So I had to ask my Psychiatrist for samples. I’m not sure if it’s normal, but my Psychiatrist is a very strange guy. TheContinue reading “Self Image”

Add a Smile

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” Thich Nhat Hanh It’s easy enough to find DBT worksheets online for free. I’ll admit my notebook from my Group Therapy Class is currently on a shelf somewhere. My room is a chaotic mess, whichContinue reading “Add a Smile”

Tarot Card Project

WARREN-PENDER VIA GETTY IMAGES My SO and I managed to make it out to Uechi Ryu Class today. Took some Opposite Action. It’s exhausting sometimes when neither partner has the motivation to pull the other along, but we somehow did it. Always good to make it out for practice. Sensei McGee says you need atContinue reading “Tarot Card Project”

I Survived?

It’s Friday! 👋🏽 I’m having a real hard time right now, guys. My brain is mush. I don’t think I really have my DBT skills down right now. Beyond self-soothing and distract. I haven’t been able to keep up with my Daylio or my journal. I did add something to the journal today so thatContinue reading “I Survived?”

Last Days of Summer

I don’t know why, but the idea of going to the library today had me so excited I had trouble sleeping. The library is somewhere we can go just about any day, but it still just made me very happy to know we were going. I had to use some opposite action to get upContinue reading “Last Days of Summer”