Wow… It certainly is not like me not to have an update in a month. What has gone on in the past month? Well the biggest thing that I am sure many are interested in my opinion on is, of course, the death of Robin Williams. I have seen so much positivity, yet so much negativity discussed with it.
I was certainly saddened to hear that the world lost another brilliant and intelligent man to suicide. Someone else lost their husband and someone else lost their father. I have travelled that path and do not wish that upon anyone. I hope he found the peace he was looking for and that in time to come, his family will be able to forgive him, and make peace with it as well.
I always hoped that some good would come from Alex’s death and I hope the same comes from this loss. A good man lost his life to a tragic illness… that is how we should see suicide, and maybe this is shedding some light on mental illness. He “had it all.” Family, fortune, fame… and yet still succombed to the unbearable pain of depression.
All the publicity of this took its toll on me for sure. It reminded me of the past tragedy I lived through. It opened up more and more thoughts about mental illness and suicide. It was all over Facebook, the radio, the tv. I could not escape it…. But in the end, I think we can all learn something from this. No one is exempt… Mental illness can affect anyone.
As usual, people had the typical “selfish” opinion.. I was thrilled to see some incredible articles disproving that “theory.”
Where is my life at? Well.. In the same place it has been. I am happy and continuing to move forward each day. I admit willingly (and without shame) that I am still in therapy and still medicated and it makes a world of difference. I am a happier person and a better mom admitting that I still need these things to be mentally healthy since his death. I’ve said before and I will say again.. I will never be the same but I know that I am meant to go on and will be okay. I guess I should say that I AM ok. I’ve never really considered myself a sensitive person, or really an anxious person.. But tragedy has changed me…. For the good and the not so good alike.
I’m greatly enjoying summer! I have written in the past about how I have a hard time with winter, and I do. I have the opposite thoughts on summer. Its brigher out longer. It’s warmer. I go to the beach and the park and just play in the backyard. I’ve spent a lot of time with friends and family just enjoying this season. I hate to see it leave, but am hopeful for a better winter this year. (Last year was certainly better than the one before!)
So yes… Overall.. Time flies when you’re having fun!