In a pinch, i can wake up early in the morning, consistently, although apparently never with joy. i much prefer waking up in the very late morning after a night of work.
Despite having massive anxiety issues, i can put on a mask of confidence that, miraculously, people seem to accept as reality. If i can keep the nightmares in check and manage to get some restful sleep every night, then i’ll keep getting better and maybe, someday, that mask will truly be real.
i am at peace with not knowing things… much more than i ever expected i could be.
After so long struggling, it looks like i might be able to get my house refinanced, avoiding foreclosure and a traumatic move. However, even with that boon, it will be a long slog for me to dig myself out of the hole i am in financially. Still, i have a slightly bigger shovel to use than i did four weeks ago.
Poetry and drawing will make their way through me, even if they have to ambush me during still moments. Stories, too, queue up and wait patiently for their time.
The most profound lesson is that i am stronger than i expected, particularly when it comes to interacting with others. Looking back, i don’t know when this shifted, but it is lovely to no longer care about those who hurt me like i once did. Gone are the endless second guessings and guilt, well, unless it involves those i love – i care so much more then. Unfortunately, i remain quite wary of people after they have wronged me – but at least, now, i have the chance to work on it.
For these lessons, i am so grateful. For the trial that i had to go through to get to this place, well, i suppose i’m grateful for that too. And, i know, this is just a beginning. In so many ways, i am still a hot mess. i will keep writing, keep drawing, keep working to maintain a balance between other responsibilities and the overwhelming drive to make art… and, maybe, i’ll be able to start blogging here again – for a month, all my effort has gone into my other blog. Still, there is no rush. All things will come in their own time. In this moment, all is well. For that, how can i be anything other than thankful?