Don’t worry this is a good story!
This morning I had my monthly session with my therapist where we talked about my recent anxieties and how things have been going in general.
I’ve seen her for a little over 2 years and each Christmas I give her a present. I made her granola last year that she absolutely loved so I gave her a big jar of it this year! Plus a little belt thing for when she takes a run.
She then said, “Megan I got you something too.” Since she has so many clients she typically doesn’t give them all gifts. This year she gave me something, a bunch of cookies.
She said, “You have come so far this year that I wanted to get you something.”
I’m crying as I’m writing this, I am still so overwhelmed by her words and gesture. My eyes were like faucets, I immediately started crying after she told me that.
I recently had been trying to think of some good things that happened this year but the bad things were so much bigger in my mind. I kept thinking of broken friendships, fights, depressive episodes, car accidents and feeling like shit.
She opened my eyes to see that I really have come a long way in my mental health journey. I am doing so much better than I was at the beginning of the year.
I feel that I have accomplished so much more than I realized thanks to that gift and her encouraging words.
When I get off work I will more than likely go home and happy cry about these cookies.
I will do a post soon about the progress I have made this year in my mental health and another about some goals that I will set for myself for 2019.