A while ago, I posted some fun things that happened to me during the week. The week after that I didn’t had so many things to post. As my energy swings up and down, I saw the more grey side of life again. Blogging felt weird, I guess this was due to the pandemic being on the rise and our daily life was impacted. Today a lot of fun and good things came to mind, so why not post them and share my positives?
I’m living together with Pierre for just over a month now. It’s going great and I do better than expected. Having less alone time takes some energy. Last Thursday I changed my address legally to ‘his’ address, which is now our address. Once we have this in writing, we can fix the officially-living-together papers. Papers papers! We celebrated the change of address with a romantic drink in the garden (with candles!) with too much wine and into the wee hours of the night. The next morning a policeman came to establish that I do live here and he gave us a positive recommendation. I slept for two days straight after the ‘big’ party!
I received a new small clip from my dearest Churro! On the adoption front we’ve done everything we could do. I paid for our new friend. Tuesday we went shopping for him but Corona said there was only one of us allowed in the store. I went and got overwhelmed right away. Do you realize how many leads there are to choose from? I took some pictures of what interested me. In the comfort of my own home, I’ve found almost all the things I needed on the internet. The most expensive thing was the basket but I learn online that a cheaper one could very well be not very ‘dog-proof’. This dog-owning-world is a whole new one to me. But we got food, a lead, a harness and a cozy sleeping-resting place for him.
I’ve been officially unemployed since the beginning of 2020 after being fired due to medical reasons. Medical meaning my mental health struggles. I’ve managed to enroll myself into a special program that is set up to help people who weren’t able to work for a long period of time. This took me from January till April. I called and made appointments, got my paperwork in place and Monday they called me. It was a very sweet lady with (most important!) a good understanding of how a recovery process can look like. She didn’t thought it was a good idea for me to start with any course at the moment or to go out looking for a job. She will referrer me to another facility, specializing in counselling people in my situation. I explicitly asked if I am in ‘danger’ to be kicked off again of these benefits due to my low efforts (compared to a more ‘normal’ standard) of finding a job. She said that it is more important to find a perspective that suits my situation than to take wild guesses and start a job without the counselling. The counselling can be up to a year and due to long waiting lists it’s not going to start immediately. (for the record I was on her waiting list to be called and I was scheduled for next January (!!!) ) A huge worry fell of my shoulders and I was even a bit emotional because of this news. Is it possible that I can recover at my own pace and someone is not going to push me? I feel so lucky!! This counselling needs to approved yet but I’m hoping for the best, fingers crossed!
I feel like these are all huge steps for me. I am so lucky to have such good things coming to me. I don’t know where I did deserve them but I feel that my struggles and illness wasn’t in vein. It is really presenting me with a chance to a happy and balanced life. Were you surprised by some good things coming your way? Please share them in the comments, we can celebrate together. If on the other hand, not so pleasant things came your way, feel free to share them too, a burden shared is half the burden. Let’s lift each other up!
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