Wednesday, October 5, 2016

A full plate in a dark place; a recipe for chaos

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness."
~ Desmond Tutu ~

A full plate in a dark place; a recipe for chaos

My Mom had this figured out because she never moved on to the next Item on her plate until the first was gone…but I am not talking about food. I am talking about when things are coming at you from every angle and you are feeling like gravity has doubled.

Not at all looking for pity, only being honest. Which if you have been reading this blog for any length of time you should be used to. Like they say; honesty won’t get you a lot of friends, but it will get you the right friends. If I find myself not being honest I will have to switch to fiction writing because there will be no point anymore.

So back to the full plate. Lots of people will give you well-meaning advice like; one day at a time, look at all the good things in your life, and many more clich├ęs. Thank you but trust me, when your “good days” are the days that don’t suck, those although true, don’t carry a lot of weight. Karma might be a bitch but depression is a mother f’r that does not take a day off or sympathize with what else you are dealing with in your life.

All I can say is that you need to find someone that you can talk to who will listen and not judge. It can be a trusted friend but don’t rule out a professional. Like anything else just because they get paid for what they do it might not mean they are the right professional for you. Shop around a little if you need to. Don’t assume that the degree on their wall means that you can relate to them.

It helps to have at least one person who knows what it means when you say “talk to me Goose” and if you don’t know what movie that is from we cannot be friends anymore. Just kidding, we can be friends after you watch Top Gun and say it’s time to buzz the tower. Seriously though, find that person that knows you well enough to listen and understand.

Until next time. Thanks for getting to the bottom of the page!

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