Life of a Phoenix

Second, this is a time for me of great stress, sorrow, anger and a few feelings I didn’t know I felt. It is a healing time of my life.  I have been on a medical leave from work for many months now, after a year of loss and struggle that would challenge anyone.  I’m not looking for pity when I say that – just telling you, because I don’t feel special about this.  I feel lucky that I am in a position to receive the help and support I need.  I have become a psychiatric outpatient during my leave, and I have the great fortune to be in full time group therapy, and to have close review of the medications I take to help me with depression and anxiety.  I am lucky.  Many are not.

Third, I want to sort out, as I put it in my posts about “being a Phoenix”, the “plot lines” or “middle” parts of my life, especially over the last two years or so.  I want to do it with an honesty and humour that is entertaining and inspirational for me and for those who follow my posts.

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