Posted by / 02 October 2007 /

Peace of Mind v. the Blues

I have been in a kind of a funk since my dad died in March. I never really felt close to him yet I miss him like crazy. I haven't been doing the things I love to do and I really haven't given Ashley's wedding the attention I usually give these things... until today.

When I woke up this morning I really felt blue. I can't say I have ever really felt this way before. I didn't want to get dressed, I didn't even want to shower. All this really kinda freaked me out.

Many of you don't know this but I was a pre-med major for three years at Truman State and I have this really awful habit of diagnosing me and my family. I think I am experiencing dysthymia, a mild form of depression. Well, that just ticked me off, because I have always felt that people are in charge of their own feelings.

So I came home, reheated my mac and tomatoes and had myself a great dinner. Then I cleaned my kitchen, which desperately needed it. And then, I got out all my fall stuff and decorated my house and front porch for Halloween.

I had such a great time! I am feeling really good about it and I was able to get over myself for today. I am not so naive to think this will cure everything, but now I know what works for me.

Here are a few photos from my decorating frenzy. I hope you enjoy them, not just for their beauty but for the peace of mind they represent!

Related Posts



Subscribe to us and get all the latest in gardening, recipes, and books directly in your mail box. We will never sell your email and promise not to spam your inbox.
* indicates required

Dollar Tree

Swiss Diamond

Save 15% off our Premium Steel Collection - Use Code 5STEEL

Proud to Be A...

Latest on Instagram