On Tuesday, it was exactly one year ago that my brother passed away. For some reason, I keep feeling angry when I think about it. I’m trying to work through my feelings the best that I can. I’m angry that he left us too soon. I’m angry that he didn’t have to leave us. I’m angry that he’ll never get to be a great-uncle.
I’m hoping that, eventually, I’ll get through my anger and feel whatever other feelings that come up. Thanks for listening to me vent. I really need it right now. I think if I let it out, maybe I can get to my other feelings.
My parents and sister are handling this anniversary very well. I wasn’t sure if they would or not. I’m glad that they’re managing okay and that I don’t have to worry about them too much. My sister has had problems ever since our brother passed away, but she’s doing as well as can be expected.
Try to keep cool. Till next time,
I was told in DBT that my core belief was “I’m not good enough.” I had never noticed it before because it was always there. — Joyce.
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On the 26th of this month, it’ll be exactly one year since my brother passed away. On Sunday, I went with my parents and sister to his grave and put some new flowers on it. There is also a cross that glows in the dark. My sister thought that would be a nice touch. I think it’s an interesting idea. It still feels almost as though my brother could walk through the door of my parents’ house any time. It’s starting to sink in that he’s not coming back. I was wondering how my parents and sister would handle going to his grave now. Anniversaries can be very hard for some people, but they’re handling it really well. My sister has trouble with nightmares and PTSD. But she’s doing very well right now. I’ve been reading a lot about sibling loss and it helps to know what others are going through.
I hope everyone is having a good summer. Try to keep cool! Until next time,
This morning, I was picked up and went to do my first out-of-town group. There were only three of us there. I was a little disappointed at the turnout. The second Centre I went to was better. It was a smaller centre, but there were a few more people in the group. Then really seemed interested in what I had to say. They want me to come back next month, so we’ve booked a date to come back. I think it went pretty well. I can’t wait to go back there. There were a few of us with BPD. It’s good to have a few people with it in the group because not everyone will have the same traits, and I can only speak from my own experience.
They’ve been calling for rain for days now, and it finally rained a bit today. I hope it breaks up the humidity!
My foot’s feeling a little better today. I hope everyone is doing well today. Till next time,
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Tomorrow morning, I will be picked up to do an out-of-town BPD Group. Then, after lunch, I will be running another out-of-town group! I’ve never done two groups in one day before. I’m so nervous but excited! I’ve put a Calendar of Events in my newsletter I’ve started, with the dates of where and when I’m going to be doing my groups. I hope it will encourage more people to join!
This month marks the first anniversary of my brother’s passing away. I’m not sure how my parents and sister are going to handle it. They seem to be doing fine with it at the moment. I still can’t believe he’s gone. It almost feels like he could still walk in the door of my parents’ house any time.
This past weekend, I went for a bike ride with my son. Unfortunately, I turned a corner too sharply and fell off my bike, hurting my left foot. It’s okay as long as I only step on my heel and the inside of it. I’ve been trying to walk mostly on my right foot and avoid stepping on the outside of my left foot. It’s exhausting walking to the Peer Support Centre every day, but I can’t stand just being home. So I hobble down the street and back. It gets a little better every day. I can’t wait until it stops hurting though!
I hope you are all having a wonderful summer. Try to stay cool! Till next time,
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“I put in a request for my annual review three weeks ago,” a friend told me. “I’ve reminded my supervisor about it, but she still hasn’t scheduled it.” It’s bad enough to worry about whether or not you’ll get a raise or a promotion, but now my friend is left feeling like she doesn’t even matter. Work for her has meant lots of unexpected travel and many weekends on the job. None of these were part of her job description, and yet… Now those late nights at the office and weekends spent traveling to meet with clients is going to be more difficult than it was in the past. All that time spent away from friends and family — now she feels her sacrifice means very little to her higher-ups. With job insecurity as high as it is, you’d think we’d start teaching millennials self-validation in school. Why self-validation? Because there’s no guarantee you’ll find it anywhere else. Many people work hard but that isn’t always reflected in how they are regarded or paid. Underemployment was at nearly 14
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This group meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month. The location is 3151 Barons Road in Nanaimo. We start at 7:00pm and go until about 9:00pm. Feel free to drop in. No diagnosis required…
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