Monday, June 25, 2012

Straw to Gold

 Coral blouse - Alfani, gift from Sheila
Joe's Jeans - thrifted NWT
Flats - Frye, ebay
Bag - Target
Necklace, Bracelet - DIY

In the interest of transparency, I have had a rotten few weeks, coming to a head this weekend. Down right horrible. And I was fully prepared to come on here, whine a bit and then try to find some positivity.

However, my blog-sister, Lynne, manages to be serendipitous by sending the sweetest care package in the world. I opened my package to find the closest thing to packing Lynne into a box and finding her on my doorstep: Milano cookies (that actually survived the trip), starbucks, retro and sci-fi clothes, ties to make her belts, and even a little bug pin. 

I bawled. I sat here and cried over a starbucks giftcard and a bag of cookies. (and the clothes too, but the coffee did it).

Once I pulled myself together I went to my therapy appointment. It's been awhile since I last went. Mental health is just as important as physical health. I'm actually feeling somewhere normal again by the time I'm writing this post. Fwiw, it's okay to be a little bit crazy, but when things start to overwhelm you, it's okay to reach out.


  1. Oh I'm so sorry things got even worse by this weekend. You deserve some happier times my dear! I'm happy that Lynne sent you some goodies to cheer you up. And it is MORE than ok to reach out. You have to take care of you.

    I really hope better days are ahead of you!

    I do feel joy from the color of your top, it's such a happy shade of coral. I hope wearing it helped you a bit!

    Thinking of you girl. Hang in there.

  2. Aw boo Megan. I am so sorry for the hard time you've been through. You are right--it is ALWAYS ok to reach out. I am so glad that you do. Always remember too, if nothing else, you can always email someone. ;-)

    How absolutely sweet of Lynne! I swear I fall more and more in love with you two with every post!

  3. What a sweet package at just the right time!:) Hope you're back to your old self soon.

  4. The first step is recognizing that you're on a down slide and need help. The second step is making the appointment. Looks like you're well aware of your emotions and when to reach out - many people can't do this so you should be proud of yourself.

    Here's hoping that you're able to pinpoint what triggered things and you're back into the swing of things soon! Hugs!

  5. Oh no, you made me start to cry! And not just 'cause I'm stuck at the office listening to the most boring webinar EVER.

    Those aren't cookies. They are HUGS. (I did consider whether to mail them, and just trusted they wouldn't melt on the clothes, or get mixed up with the cat toy I thought I accidentally put in there, too.)

    It's good to take care o' YOU. And it's even better to know who will help you through when you need it: family, friends (real and virtual), super therapists, cookies, and four-leggeds. I think I got almost everything.

  6. P.S. Crap. I forgot to tell you how great that top looks on you. Sheila has excellent taste :)

  7. Ah, Lynne is being a good sister.

  8. I'm so glad you went to your therapist - and I'm really happy that you recognized the need for help exterior to yourself. Good for you, hon. *hug* Sorry that things have not been great for you lately.

    That top looks fabulous on you (so much better than it did on me!). The colour makes you look radiant!

    Lynne is such a good big sis to you. :)

  9. I'm so glad you feel better! Mental health is equally as important as physical health. And how awesome is it that you got designer jeans thrifted with tags?! Amazing!

  10. Milanos are the best. That is a sweet care package.

  11. I am so sorry you had a rough few weeks but I am glad Lynne's package made you feel better! Sending you a hug :-)

  12. Hope you are feeling better. Sweet surprises and sweet friends are the best. Virtual hugs to you!

  13. Milanos and therapy, you'll be feeling better soon I think : > Hugs to you and to Lynne too for being such a sweetie.

  14. That is a great versatile top. Looks lovely on you with these jeans! Hope you feel better soon.

  15. Glad you're feeling better!! {{{{hugs}}}}

  16. Life can overwhelm us at times, especially when one has to confront troubles like you've had recently. I'm glad you're getting assistance.

    I possess this "Male Stoic Don't Ask For Help" trait which makes my descents into madness longer and more painful than they have to be. Here's another way I should be more like you.

  17. Glad you are recognizing and reaching out during this difficult time to your friends and therapist. Hugs. I hope things turn positive soon

  18. I recommend 2 cookies and cat huffing as needed

  19. Sorry you're having a tough time. Little, seemingly insignificant things make me tear up too. :(

    Thank you for admitting that you see a therapist. I've been in therapy on and off for much of my life, and it's been incredibly helpful and positive. I wish more people would consider counseling of some kind. No one should have to suffer alone when they're hurting.

    1. It's definitely something I railed against. My husband encouraged me to go.

      I do wish more people would realize there are forms of help out there, even for low-income, no insurance situations.

      Mental health isn't a scary thing and if left untreated can be detrimental to your physical health!

  20. Oh, Im sorry to hear you having a hard time, hope you feel better soonish! Hugses

  21. Cute shirt & shoes and I even like the funky necklace. You look casual and relaxed, in this. =)


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