Keeping busy is the number one thing someone with anxiety and depression should do.
Last night some co-workers and I discussed in a group chat how we could help anyone that is going to be affected by the hurricane that is coming for the coast. With the approval from our boss we signed up with the American Red cross and if needed will be deployed to the hospitals in Florida and the Carolinas to relieve staff because they will need rest at some point. We will go on short deployments with other individuals in the medical field. We will stay in the hospitals and work 12 hour shifts, longer if we can manage it while keeping the safety of our health. Along with that we also volunteered for local disaster medical aid. Fires and car accidents can be common in these areas, even late at night sometimes you just need someone to wait with you at a hospital with your children or until someone can come be with you. I signed up for the days I do not work and be on call for 24 hours-48 hours.
I love helping people and these are just someways everyone can help. The American Red cross is always looking for more volunteers all over.
The next thing we are working on is operation Jerky- My sons grandparents do it every year and when I moved I didn’t get the chance to help those years. After deer hunting people donate their deer and we spend days making Jerky. When all is done we get a few addresses from friends and we send packages to service men and woman that are deployed over seas. It has always been an amazing experience and I am so excited to be a part of it again. This year however we are adding more stuff. I have a friend that I have been able to talk with while he has been deployed. We face timed the other day and he was sun burned and working in derm it hurt me. They don’t always have access to the simplest things. So this year we are creating boxes full of simple things that we don’t think about everyday that they may be without. I have already filled boxes full of sunscreen, chap-stick, lotion and little treats. They have more things to worry about then getting access to those things. Weather or not they put it on it up to them but hopefully we can cut down on their chances of getting skin cancer.
Staying busy has always been a blessing for me. I don’t have the time to sit and think about things, I can just keep moving forward and starting this new life. I am so proud of myself and how far I have come in fixing my mind to tell me positive things rather then wondering the whys.
Today was Jaydee’s first day of school and he had such a great day. I was a mess worried about how his day would be but when he came out of school with a smile on his face it made me relax just a bit more.
On another note who is ready for FOOTBALL season?
I know I am. The Badgers and Bears are ready to play and this girl is ready to watch from my couch. I figured it was time to update my Jerseys so this year because my jerseys are about 4 sizes to big now. One I could wear as a dress. This year my Jersey is a small. I never imagined being this small again but thanks to extreme hurt my body is looking great. I guess I have something to thank him for. haha
I am off to take my pup to the dog park.
I hope everyone is having a great week and remember if you are going through something, stay busy and keep your mind on the good and forget the bad.