It’s been a week of reflecting for me. I’ve been thinking mainly about my anxiety and the last time I had depression – Which was July 23rd last year so I have come really far and fought really hard to get where I am now. Some days have been higher than others, some have been lower and some have been in the middle somewhere, but overall, I have definitely improved my state of mind since last year.
I am starting to work on myself more. I want to put myself first a lot more and really focus on what I want to do. Work is great; the team, the prospects, the environment and just the whole package really. It’s great for focusing my mind even when I have people ‘effing and jeffing’ down to the phone at me!
Something which has really made my day today has been a comment on my blog. Okay, this is the first message I have had (directly to my email as a result of someone using the web form) but it still counts to me! I suppose, I have met them before when I used to work at Auschwitz (Vodafone Shrewsbury’s alias) but that was ages ago!
So they were young couple who came into the shop, ultimately to talk about their mobile phone(s)… boring, yes, but the chat we had together was incredible! I talked about my depression, anxiety and other things I had been going through – But to connect to almost ‘random’ people in this way was amazing. They understood me so much, in so little time they really understood what I was going through and I could feel the empathy oozing out of their compassionate words. It was probably the best chat I had ever had with a customer, so thank you for the Matt & Beth for the message, it has made my day today.
When is the next chat?! Let’s do it again!
That’s it for the moment.
Overall a very good week for me. I have no desire to drink alcohol at all. Well, maybe a little, shall we say 1% – Compared to this time last year and it would have probably been 91%! Amazing work Samuel.
People keep asking me: What are you going to do on the Stag Do, what will you do when the year has finished?
Well, as a great man once said to me: ‘You don’t have to drink alcohol to have a good time!’ – Thanks PS. It was such a snappy response, I loved it (This won’t make sense to a lot of you, but for the select few it will be something to brighten your days!
Oh! Another thing which is going great, which is always worth a mention, is the lovely lady in my life. Her identity is yet to be disclosed due to circumstances which are un-bypass-able at the moment, but let’s just say, to anybody who is reading this:
She’s strong, unbreakable, tenacious, determined, loving, caring, well-loved herself and whatever life chucks at her at the moment… she deals with brilliantly. Some people may try to bring her down but they will never succeed. She uses the pain, sadness and down times she is having and turns them into an unstoppable force which will see her come out on top in the end.
She’s the real winner here.
Oh, and she’s gorgeous.