Thursday, February 7, 2013

Clouds and Sunshine

Some days I get in moods that make me really sullen. I wish it wasn't that way but it comes and goes as quickly as I eat bacon. So sometimes I try to cheer myself up...but sometimes I fail. I try to seek inspiration anywhere that I can find it: internet (when that works), friends, doing things I love, etc. I get irritated and impatient when I can't call people back home and I stay in this weird funk. But that's normal for Peace Corps, right? I try to stay positive as much as I can, so much where it has the negative effect. But I find ways to deal. I learn how. I learn new coping mechanisms. I learn about myself and the person I am and want to become. And it makes me stronger.

So if I have bad days and you are the one to hear me out, I'm sorry. Know that I have great ones and it will pass. If I need to vent one day and start crying, please know that most of my days are not like that. And know that I truly appreciate everyone who continues to be supportive and wishes for my success. Thank you.

This week has been tough and extremely frustrating. But here are some things that helped me get through it.

Here's a really good post from a PCV or a RPCV from Cambodia. It made me feel better.

Thank you Shelly for sending this picture my way. You don't know how much it means to me on days I am hard on myself.