Today is a Sunday. Middle of July. And….the first day of my summer holidays! Wheeee!
Well, having grown up in a place pretty much close to the sea, I usually wasn’t in such great need of holidays. I was cool about it.
But this year, oh my, I am in such great need of a good pause and relaxation period.
In the last three years of my life I went through a bad break up, had to care for my grandma and her health issues (plus some urgent hospital visits), had depression and suicidal thoughts caused by my then untreated OCD, I started learning how to handle my OCD in the best possible way, had to go back and live at my parent’s house due to some economical issues, my mama was diagnosed with cancer and I was her main caretaker for the one year it took her to overcome it, and I saved my father’s life when I alerted the rest of the family to take him to the hospital just in time. And all these while still having an anxiety disorder like OCD, and keep working towards my goals when it was possible.
So, after these last three years, I really need some vacation. Nothing extravagant, just spending some time with family, relaxing, putting myself in sleep/pause mode, and maybe having someone else care for me for me for a change.
Let the holidays begin!