Hello again Christina!
It was, and such lovely weather. Luckily I snuck that trip in because it's turned pretty nippy and gloomy now. It really is gorgeous around there aye. I know it's known as a tourist hub and some locals snub it, but I do have a soft spot for bondi. There are a lot of great coastal walks all up and down. Yeah, rent is something I am not looking forward to, but I must! There are things I gain by moving, so I will focus on that. Yeah, it's not a cheap city to live in but you make it work. When you think of living in a small town most people think about the shops and bars and city life that it doesn't have, but there's also the health care that you miss out on. It's lovely having that nice cosy environment, but not the crazy waiting lists or just plain lack of availability.
I have been poking around online, trying to find people to engage with. It's going alright, hopefully I'll meet people I can connect with in person. And I've been considering message that ex-friend again to try and nudge them into responding.
I know, it sounds icky but it actually wasn't that bad.
Well, yes and no. I do somewhat like my job, I work with some great people, it's a nice pace and so on. But there are things I am not so pleased with. I complain about not making that much money at work- my profession doesn't exactly rake it in. Also my hours are too long for my liking. Along with some other points, it might be for the best to get away, but I'm in no rush.
I do find it comforting to hear that an issue I've been struggling would affect an average person a tremendous amount. Helps me feel like I'm not overreacting too much- and it is validating. Progress is good, it's great to hear you creeping along well. I've been on a number of meds, but they're just like insulation for me. It does make things a little easier sometimes. Actually, I was hoping to ask my psych next session whether she reckons I should go back on meds, although I have improved somewhat. I have been quite depressed, and I wanted something to help me get through this rough patch.
That's pretty comforting to hear, I somehow have gotten negative feelings and stereotypes about psychiatrists. Not really sure how to go about finding a decent one in Sydney...
No worries! Art is a beautiful thing that enriches the soul, and it's nice to share the journey and support it.