In 2010, I was living on disability. My life was a mess. I was unable to cope with most things that life threw at me. I had a psychiatrist, a psychologist, and a case manager.
I got some medications that worked well, which I changed in 2013 to different medications that work better.
I learned to meditate, and that has proven strikingly valuable. I now meditate between 10 to 30 minutes every morning, and I can’t imagine starting my day without it.
I have been going to therapy regularly through thick and through thin. It has given me a safe place to go and talk about all the things that weren’t working for me and to come away with ideas to try that might work better.
I got on a regular sleep schedule that has helped.
I have been exercising by walking most of the time. I’ve had periods when I stopped, but I’ve been fairly consistent in the ten years.
I changed my diet. I now eat a mostly vegetarian diet. I try to eat as much fresh food as possible. It’s not easy, but I feel so much better.
I was accepted into a training program in 2013, and today I administer that very program. I work full time.
With the skills I learned this decade, I now live a fulfilling life. I have my own place and a car that’s paid for. I pay all my bills every month. I cope with all the stress of living a modern life. I am an out and proud gay man. I have friends.
I am excited to see what this new decade brings.
2 thoughts on “The Teens”
Your worked hard to accomplish what you have done. You deserve every possible praise for your efforts.
Should have been “you worked hard” Once again, my fingers working faster than my brain.