Take time to get to know yourself | 100 words (pt1)

It’s not easy.  You won’t like everything you find.  But I bet you’ll be better off for doing the work.

3 years ago, a mental health crisis landed me in psychiatric inpatient care.  In my mind, I’d hit rock bottom.  For years I’d maintained a high-performing professional-ish mask, while ignoring down the scary parts of my psyche.  Volatility, self-sabotage, suicidal ideation, unhealthy impulsiveness...   

I was running from it, secretly ashamed for feeling, blaming myself.  I made the impulsive decision to quit my stressful, secure, high-level job to follow a dream. 

Inevitably, when I slowed down, the scary parts caught up. 

Time time to get to know yourself | 100 words (pt.2)

Love, not hate | 100 words