Posted this on that other place, leaving a copy here too.
I'm digging the rain this week. Not just 'cause I'm into the rain and green in general, but because it's a definitive sign of the change of the season.
This has been a really challenging few months for me, and for a lot of people close to me. In no particular order, my circle has experienced:
- breakups & relationship challenges
- major career upheaval
- significant legal entanglement
- depression & anxiety
- death in the family
- sexual assault
- other major illness
None of these are isolated; I know more than one occurrence of each of these recently.*
So please join me in helping where you can, and not being afraid to show a little vulnerability and ask for the help you need, and holding hope that this next season will be just a little bit more uneventful.
And hugs, lots of hugs for everyone. I'll take all you've got to share.
PS: A tiny update: in one case it turns out it wasn't cancer! So that's about the best news I've heard all month. I'm taking it as an auspicious sign of good things to come.
* You Probably Think This Post is About You; you're probably right.