Thanks to TimeHop I realized that I wrote a simple "taking stock" blog 2 years ago this June. Read it here. I'm noticing that my depression peaks in June every year. Such an odd time. But I do think I'm coping better. I thought it would be fun to write this again.
Taking stock 2016
Making: Preparations to move in one month. OMG. I can't wait and I'm terrified.
Cooking: Constantly. Why do we have to feed our children!? Ha!
Drinking: A glass of wine, or a beer, every night. And coffee. Lots of coffee.
Reading: "The Shoemakers Wife" - again. It's so good. Read it.
Wanting: To be back in shape. Peace. To get settled in my new house. Healing for those I love. A vacation with Seth. Fall! London.
Looking: At possible big changes in my life.
Playing: Go Fish. Every day with Millie.
Wasting: Energy on things I can't control.
Wishing: That Matilda would stay this age. She's perfect right now. Just perfect.
Enjoying: My amazing daughters and how delightful and unique they are.
Waiting: For life to feel a bit easier again. But I keep waiting for this, maybe it's time to stop.
Liking: Summer dresses, Louie, the feeling of butterflies I get when thinking about London this fall, sweet potatoes, Hamilton.
Wondering: What other major changes could come this year?
Loving: That Matilda is SUCH a momma's girl. She's clingy. She only wants me. But she snuggles and kisses me and I LOVE it.
Hoping: I can get my act together and run the 1/2 marathon in September.
Marveling: At the amount of love I can feel for my family. It's consuming and wonderful.
Needing: A night away with Seth.
Smelling: The stale smell of air-conditioned air.
Wearing: Clothes that feel a bit too snug.
Following: A lot less. No Facebook has done wonders for my mood.
Noticing: That I control my happiness. It's all me.
Knowing: Everything is going to be ok.
Thinking: Of all of the things I need to do. And wonderful how in the hell we are going to pull this off.
Giggling: With my coworkers over our verbal abuse and Michael McDonald impressions.
Feeling: Good, in spite of all of the shit that has been taking place around me.