Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
My job as a SAHM perhaps isn’t what Regina was thinking of when she wrote this one, however, after Tori was born in particular I shut myself away from almost everyone. It was part of my depression except that I hadn’t really come to terms with the fact that depresssion was what it was. I pushed people away, I stayed in, I didn’t talk.
I regret that now and I am making an effort to get out and stay in touch, even if it’s just by text or tweet or even by blog. It makes a world of difference to how I feel and even though there are still days I just want everyone to go away and leave me in my pit with Dennis, I battle through and force myself to go out or make a call. It helps me and I’m sure it makes others feel better too. I want to be there when my friends and family need me just as much as I’d like them to be here when I need them. If I hide away they aren’t ever going to know I need them, or worse, they’ll think i never need them/don’t care. Which is a lie.
What are these Lessons In Life? – See my first post here to find out.