Today Jamie asks:
courtesy of We Heart It
I have been feeling so depleted lately, emptiness running amuck. Depression, illness, and the cold weather have had their ways with me and this week I'm slowly coming out of this fog. It's like last week was a dream in many ways. I remember bits and pieces - pangs of moments, but no real clarity. I talked to my therapist today about this. it's the time of year for me. My mother's birthday was last week. Her death was at the end of the month (two years on January 28th - seems almost surreal how fast time has gone). It was a death that came out of the blue and my sister and I were the ones to find her. Throw in the fact that I'm trying to make sense of all these feelings about my mother that I've harbored for so many years and I've been a bundle of emotion.
I simply feel like there are moments where I have no more to give. Last week I slept a lot. A lot. And I felt bad about it.
So I guess, what I wish most regarding renewals, is that I allow myself to do it. That if I find myself feeling depleted and sleep seems like a good idea - it probably is a good idea. I need to stop feeling like the only way to live is to deny myself even the simplest things. It's an ongoing battle for me, but I wish, with all my might, that I could learn to just let myself do what comes naturally without all the negative voices in my brain.
I want to play in the rain. I want to laugh and sing (badly) at the top of my lungs. I want to write epic stories and find happiness. I want to be able to sleep and dream and replenish. I want it all.