One Step Closer

Things have been eerily calm around here, like the dust is settling. I even notice a change in myself. It took me several years to realize how much of an impact my physical health has

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Things have been eerily calm around here, like the dust is settling. I even notice a change in myself. It took me several years to realize how much of an impact my physical health has had on my mental health, and how much my mental health has had on my physical health. It’s been a vicious cycle.

Now, I try to look at myself as a whole picture, and find I am able to cope much better than before. It doesn’t take away the illness, but it can help to reduce the severity of some of the symptoms. It’s hard to know with chronic illness what your fate will be from one day to the next, and I haven’t been real trusting that things were going to start looking up. I mean, I was trying to be positive, but I’ve lost a lot over the years especially when it comes to my chosen career.

Sure, I’ve had other jobs, but I’ve never quite gotten over having to walk away from Cosmetology years ago. That loss has haunted me for so long now, and I have tried my damndest to get back into somehow, or to get over it already, but it just hasn’t been in the cards. Still, I don’t know what came over me at the supply store when I saw the “Now Hiring” sign and just blurted out, “Hey, I am available if you are looking”. What?! I was dreaming again, but this time about all the possibilities that were within my capabilities!

Courage to dare, Strength to act.

Lailah Gifty Akita

6 thoughts on “One Step Closer

  1. So you are planning to work at a beauty supply store? Or you wanted to? I’m lost. I haven’t really slept in a couple days… I’m feeling it this evening. Dreaming within your capabilities is very powerful.

    1. I am sorry to hear you’re having such a rough time. I hope last night was a better night! 😊 I did recently start working at a beauty supply store. I’d been wanting back into cosmetology in any way, and this opportunity presented itself.

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