I’ve spent years feeling emotionally exhausted because I didn’t care for myself. I’ve neglected my physical and emotional well being to the point of illness, accidental weight loss of 20 lbs, and other serious issues. I’ve worked hard to change. The last two weeks have been rough for me. Really rough. But I’ve coped well. I’ve taken time to care for myself and kept a good perspective. I even felt well enough to provide some emotional support to some other people in my life (a co-worker and a neighbor going through pretty tough times) without feeling drained. It felt healing. I couldn’t have done that before even on my best day. I feel like I finally figured out how to cope with my life and still feel happy and healthy. I just wanted to brag and share something positive rather than dwell on the negatives in my life right now.