Happy October, everyone! I’m back for another post in my “If We Were Meeting Up For Coffee” series. The objective is for me to tell you a little bit more about myself in a way that I may not in my posts. Every month, I’ll think of five things that I can tell you about myself or my life.
Please let me know if we have anything in common in the comments! Also, if you can think of any questions that I can include in next month’s post, I’d love it if you shared them with me!
If we were having coffee…
1. If we were meeting up for coffee, I would update you on my therapy sessions. I had my second appointment with my new therapist last week. My first appointment went fairly well, but I didn’t have the same feeling this time. We mostly just talked about how my depression has been since the last time we spoke and, since my depression is almost always situational, there wasn’t that much to say.
I did talk to her a little bit about my fear of being abandoned, which I touch on in this post about the fear of abandonment. It helped to get some of those feelings out, but I’m still struggling with it.
2. If we were meeting up for coffee, I would talk to you about The Mental Health Awareness Project, which is my latest project. It is a mental health advocacy initiative that encourages people to spread awareness of mental health and mental illnesses.
3. If we were meeting up for coffee, I would encourage you to get involved with The Mental Health Awareness Project, or MHAP, if you would like to help us spread awareness about mental health. 2019 will be the year for change — we can feel it!
4. If we were meeting up for coffee, I would tell you that my husband and I switched to a pescatarian diet on September 1, 2018, and we’ve stuck with it pretty damn well so far! If you aren’t sure what a pescatarian is, it is essentially just a semi-vegetarian. The only difference is that, instead of eating no meats, we do eat fish and seafood.
Well, I still eat chicken, but I’ve cut down on it about 90%. We also still eat dairy, but only soy milk, almondmilk, and sharp cheddar cheese, which all contain little to no lactose.
5. If we were meeting up for coffee, I would mention that we both recently realized that we are lactose intolerant to some degree, in case you didn’t catch it from my last paragraph. I never ate much dairy to begin with. I really only ate it when it was an ingredient in a recipe, like pizza or macaroni and cheese.
If you and I met for coffee, what are some things about yourself that you would share with me? It can be anything! And I’d love it if you commented and told me some things that I can share with you about myself in the next post!