It’s been a rough couple weeks, not gonna lie. Things with Mike are wonderful, don’t worry, it’s not that. See, I tried to ween off one of my antidepressants because I thought I was doing a lot better. Well, I was, but seems it may have been because of this medication. Tricky thing, depression. You start to feel better so you think you don’t need drugs anymore, but in actuality, they were what was working in the first place.
Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t circumstantial depression, it’s a chemical imbalance in my brain. Apparently it’s fairly common in Multiple Sclerosis patients, especially those on MS medication. So, essentially, I’m taking one med to counteract another med.
Oh, the joys of a fallen world. Bring on that glorified body, Jesus, I can’t wait! I mean, I will wait for His timing on that, no need to rush my death or anything crazy like that…
Another drawback of feeling down and blah is that I eat more. Ironic, part of the reason I wanted to get off that antidepressant was because one of the side effects is weight gain, but I try to get off that med and I gain like 15-20 pounds in 2 months. Ugh!
Yes, I will start retaking that medication today!
Good news… almost finished with this semester of school, 3 1/2 weeks to go. I’m for sure taking the Summer session off. I’m considering staying a part-time student and just taking 1 class at a time after that. That will keep me engaged, but not overwhelmed, and it’ll keep me from having to pay back my student loans for a little bit, which I am not in the position to add those bills to my budget just yet.
Mike and I did our first 5k together last Saturday! We finished, close to last, but we finished! Pretty proud of that considering I didn’t train well and wanted to give up a few times. Mike was a great cheerleader though. We’re doing another this coming Saturday too. The first was the Go! St Louis and this next one will be The Color Run.
Oh, I told you that I would share pictures of my brother’s wedding when they were available… here’s a link to the photographers’ site where you can browse through them Greg&Jeanette.
Went to Daytona Beach, FL last week… for work. Spent most of my time in safety meetings, listening to stuff I already knew, or in my room doing homework. Did see the beach and waves, didn’t get out there though. Ate some good food and did a little shopping. At least I got away for a little while, which was nice. Especially since the company paid for it 😉
Sent my application in for a mission trip coming up this September. Yeah, I know, procrastinator, right? We’re going to Asia, but I don’t think it’s wise for me to say exactly where because it’s to a ‘closed’ country. That means they’re closed to the Gospel and if they found out I was going as a missionary, they might deny me access or kick me out once I’m there. Exciting! LOL. Hope I get approved for the trip and can start fundraising soon!
I think that’s about all at the moment. Talk to you again soon 🙂