Out with the Old, In with the New?

The media couldn’t wait to get 2008 out of the way. The radio disc jockey on my favorite radio station talked about 2008 being a horrible year with the hope of 2009 being a better year. Even the New York Stock Exchange is welcoming 2009 with a better start on the Dow Jones.

Frankly, I’m a bit sad to see 2008 go. It was a tremendous year for me and for my family. The best part of the year was when I came to the realization that I was mentally ill and needed help. Nearly everything else pales in comparison to that moment and the aftermath. My family, both immediate and extended, have been 100 percent supportive. Friends who know my dilemma call or e-mail me and ask how things are going with my medication and my well-being in general. I’ve re-established acquaintances with a number of people that I lost contact with years ago.

Thanks be to God for friends and family near and far in 2008. Without them I would be lonlier than ever. I know that I am never alone with Christ by my side, but the extra companionship means a lot to me.

Another joy for me is making new friends through this blog. I’ve received a number of e-mails off this blog from readers with encouragement to continue writing and telling my “story”. I will continue to do so. I hope you continue to read and invite friends who may or may not be struggling with mental illness to read this blog. If my words can help one person come to terms with mental illness, this blog has been a success.

But I’m not in it for success. I’m in it to learn more about who I am and what makes me tick. It’s a safe haven. thanks for hanging out with me in my safe haven.

Happy New Year of our Lord 2009!



One Response to “Out with the Old, In with the New?”

  1. Happy New Year, PRKT! I do hope 2009 is better than 2008, but in a different way. I hope that it is a continuation of the movement forward you started in 2008, not to forget the old year, but to see it as a great stepping stone for 2009! God’s blessings!

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