Here’s what happened in my life over the past week:
- Thanks so much to Caz from Mental Health From The Other Side for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Like me, she’s been on both the professional and patient side of the mental health coin. Definitely have a look at her blog if you haven’t already done so!
- I was thinking I’d give the new massage therapist a second try, but I really wasn’t looking forward to this week’s appointment, so I cancelled. I’m just going to wait until my regular person comes back from maternity leave in September. I’m not so attached to getting massages that I’m willing to go through the bother of trying to find someone else I like.
- Yesterday I downloaded a plugin for my site that compresses image files, which makes your website load faster. Sounds good, right? Sure, right up until I realized that some images just weren’t loading at all. At that point, the freaking out began. I eventually figured out how to fix the issue, but it definitely reinforced my decision not to go self-hosted.
- I guess I fall into the trap of thinking that prejudice of various kinds if fairly quickly apparent and thus can be avoided in certain forums like WordPress where you can choose who you do and don’t want to follow. Yesterday I came across an anti-Semitic post on a blog that I follow. I hadn’t followed this person for all that long, but it certainly came as a surprise. This blogger happens to be a member of a group that is often the target of discrimination, but I don’t think that’s an excuse. More hate is never the answer to hatred.
- I have felt particularly non-functional this week. It’s hard to witness the steady downward trend in my overall functioning. I try not to think about it, because I don’t think there’s much that can be done about it, but sometimes it’s harder to sit with than others.
As guests on my blog this week, I had:
- lumpdates of Love, Your Brain, who wrote about depression and sensory processing disorder
- Kacha of Food.for.Thoughts, Life and its ways, who wrote about loneliness
How has your week been?