Caveat…

This is the rough draft to my new book coming out April 1, 2021, the caveat. Hope you all have a fantastic day!

Some days are hard, some days are easier and some days are just plain awesome! But every day is a good day if we are alive and alive we are so congratulations. This caveat is to simply state that we all struggle in different ways. My struggles may not be yours and vice versa. One must not compare for it is in this that danger and discontentment lurk dangerously. I don’t have to work a 9 to 5 job so basically have 14 hours a day to get a lot done. I have researched and through trial and error have better ways to cope with my mental health disorder. So take this book for what it is~ merely ideas tried and true. Some will resonate with you and some may be like she is really different. I hope you at least glean a little bit of hope through these pages that hope does exist in each and every one of us. Prayer, hugs, positive thoughts and vibes to all of you. We are on this journey together so let’s be friends.

pax

Victoria

The dangers of comparing…

Welcome to my new readers from Brazil, France and India!

I caught myself recently comparing my situation to others.  I was doing really well for a while and now am in a rough patch, off work on disability for a while and just waiting to feel like I can work again, which I think will be soon hopefully.  I just hope my doctor agrees.

So I have found that mental illness is a lot like a roller coaster ride, lots of ups, downs, curves and straight spots.  I must embrace those straight spots and shoot for the even keel.  In the past I have reached out to others who were struggling and right now others are reaching out to me.  This is the great part of life, never boring for long.

I actually thought about this at the gym.  Some of the people were skinny and fit, others had a way to go.  I am somewhere in between.  I must be content with who I am, always working to get better and not be so hard on myself when I am not succeeding the way I plan.  Mental illness is the same way I find.

It can be dangerous though when I see someone doing really well and become envious in a negative way.  This serves no purpose.  I must try to be happy for them and hope that one day I, too, can be back at work at a job I love.  If I sit in jealousy and discontentment, this will encompass my mind and can be very bad for my recovery.

Please share your experiences too!

Pax

Victoria