I’m Not Ok and That’s Ok

Another day done. I did there bare minimum. I didn’t do anymore than that and I didn’t get mad about it.

There were plenty of moments when I thought of all the things I would like to do. I want to put up more Christmas decorations around the house, I want to put lights up outside the house, I want to clean up the living room, and vacuum, and scrub and wash and… you get the idea.

Whenever I would think of all those things, next I would feel the weight in my limbs, the darkness in my head, the sinking in my heart, and I would suddenly feel as if I were staring at a wall one thousand feet high, made of rock, stubborn and strong, stretching out in either direction further than I can even see. How am I going to do this? I would think.

And then I would remember, this is my brain chemistry. It isn’t really this hard, or at least it isn’t for normal people, and it shouldn’t be this hard for me.

I would remember all the little things I did get done, like taking a shower and picking the kids up from school and getting my work done. I would remember that I have set in motion the wheels of recovery for my brain chemistry in the form of a referral for a psychiatrist.

I would think of all these things, I would look at the wall, and I would say, not today.

Its okay if I don’t do those extra things today. The world will not fall apart. No one will be hurt.

I can wait.

I can sit down, secure in the knowledge I am doing my best and my best will get better as I get better.

I’m not okay today but that’s ok, you know?

3 thoughts on “I’m Not Ok and That’s Ok

  1. My, oh my, how glad I found your blog! Let me count the ways! I’m from Southern Cali too. Every word is how I am feeling today as well. It’s so great to know that I am not alone. It is okay, not to be okay! Love this!

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