It has been quite a while since I have published anything personal on this blog site. My friend, who got me started with this whole blog writing thing, told me that it would be interesting to wait a year and look back at all the posts just to see how things evolve in your life. I did just that. I reviewed all my posts, all 207 of them, with my first entry being November 18th of 2010. It is amazing how a blog (or a blogroll if you want to get into geek talk) can document your life and all of its changes.
Last year at this time I was out on medical leave of absence dealing with health issues, and quite frankly a deep depression. I was trying to figure myself out, trying to navigate relationships with parents and boyfriends, and most of all with myself.
What has changed? A lot! I changed my job situation to eliminate some major stress although being broke a lot sucks and so does not being able to travel as much. It is a trade off I guess. I have a better relationship with my parents, better in fact, than I ever have. I went through psychotherapy successfully and worked out many many issues and learned to deal with my anxiety. I became more spiritual both through attending a Body Electric class and also though learning meditation with the help of my therapist. It is something that has been a tremendous help in dealing with the anxiety issues and something that I continue to do to this day.
The biggest change of all has been me returning back to school to get my masters degree. Something that I had always wanted but as usual put it off. Hopefully someday soon I will be able to be open my own office and be a therapist in the gay and lesbian community.