mental illness, NAMI Convention

Hello all. Update time!

What have I been up to, you ask?
Well, I’ve been doing fairly well. My mood is up. My activity level is up (except for this last week when I spent a lot of time in bed. I think seasonal allergies are to blame). I’ve been watching cute kittens at tinykittens and it’s made me realize how thankful I am for people who do the right thing just because it’s the right thing. How refreshing. 

I definitely rode the bus a couple of weeks ago! It went well. I’m going to try to go on my own this week. We’ll see. I’ve got the bongo app downloaded so I’m primed to succeed. 

So guess what? Thanks to Washington’s United Presbyterian Church and Iowa City’s First Presbyterian Church, I’m going to be able to attend the National NAMI Convention in Denver this summer!!!! For sure! I’ve been blessed with amazing people who love me and are interested in my journey to being an advocate for mental illness. 

And, thanks to the amazing Johanna and Brad (and Hawkeye) for letting me stay with them for this convention. I promise to make you guys a good dinner while I’m there…or to at least buy a pizza (because Johanna is a much better cook than I am). 

For the first time since high school, I’m excited by life and its possibilities. These past ten years have been nothing I could have ever imagined. Lots of illness, pain, and death. Thankfully, I have the best support system ever. I’m a darn lucky girl. 

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