Good Evening Friends,
It’s currently 9:17 pm on Saturday here, and I wanted to take a moment to slow my ever-productive train down and just say hi 🙂 . How are you? Are you doing well? I hope you are. Tonight I want to share with you all some updates with my health and why I will be offline for all 24 hours tomorrow.
For those new to my blog, welcome! My name is Kitten or Penny Berry, and I’m an adult little. I’m also a busy wife and mum to a beautiful little girl. When I’m not writing on here about all of my Cg/l adventures with my Daddy/Husband, I am off gardening on the farm, watching movies, and homeschooling my child.
Lately, I have been on a self-care and recovery journey as I have gone off of a year long prescribed stint of SSRI medication. It wasn’t easy. But these days my headaches are gone. My appetite has returned and the nausea has dissipated. But with the physical symptoms gone, the mental journey really begins. I can feel the old tingle of anxiety lurking in the back of my mind here and there. When stress gets high, those intrusive thoughts try to creep back in. While I have developed many holistic strategies for managing stress, which keeps the anxiety at bay, I have to acknowledge that I am my own worst enemy most of the time.
So, I’m instituting self care Sundays for myself. 24 hours of going completely dark from social media and my blog.
It might seem easy or trivial. But as a certified work-aholic it is anything but easy. My fingers tingle to write. But I know deep down that what I need is to step back and give my brain a break. 🙂 So, that’s exactly what I’m going to do.
Today I was out working on the farm. We had a record-breaking short winter this year and it’s already beginning to warm again. I pushed the mower up and down the yard with my husband. We plucked out pesky weeds from the flower garden. On a plot of 5 acres there is always something to do. But the repetition of plucking weeds, mowing the grass, and stepping back to admire our hard work felt good. It felt grounding. It was exactly the medicine I needed.
Tonight I was supposed to post day 4 of “The Dominant’s Den”. And I will, just on Monday morning. 😉 But since you all have been patient I will give you a teaser of the topic:
Day 4 of The Dominant’s Den: The Importance of Play as a Dominant
So stay tuned for that post on Monday, and thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all the love and support that you give me on here. You are truly an amazing bunch of people. Have a wonderful weekend, friends, and I will see you back here Monday morning!