The last few weeks has seen a personal wobble mentally. The bad news I’ve had to process is still there and won’t go away, but I’ve got to remain resolute and remain strong for the family. This is going to be a tough time and there’s no getting away from it. I have to carry on and get on with things.
What is important is that I maintain my network of support. Yesterday was a case in point as I had dinner with two of my Peer Support colleagues. Talking about stressful life events can be a big help. Compared to other stressful events from years past, I do have a more rock solid support network. I will be calling on them in the months to come.
Just to be clear, I won’t divulge any further details about the bad news, to respect the privacy of those involved. I think that’s important and this long road ahead needs to be tackled in a matter of fact kind of way and a personal dipping into the well being toolkit to keep my head above water. I need to be strong and resolute. And I will.