Recently I heard a therapist asked “does this person have any friends”? For some reason that question made me stop and think. The more I thought about it…I found myself having to admit, sadly, 😔 I have no friends. Correction, I have a couple (2) friends that I speak with occasionally. Unfortunately, they both live 1.5/2 hours away so I don’t get to see them often enough. More spherically, I do not get to spend any “GIRL TIME” because in order for me to get to them, my husband has to drive me. I HATE 😡 what #paralysis has done to my life…done to me!
Most days I don’t recognize myself when I look in the mirror. I never put makeup on, I rarely smile and hardly ever enjoy a genuine laugh. I don’t go anywhere, so why put makeup on, I never spend time with friends resulting in no genuine laughter. I miss my life…I miss me…I miss not being able to jump in my car 🚗 and go to lunch or a movie 🎥 or out to dinner or out for a drink 🍹 with a couple girl friends. I miss not being able to take my Mother out for lunch on Mother’s Day, her birthday, etc.
“Friendships: Enrich your life and improve your health”Mayo Clinic
Type in “Are Friendships important for mental health” and these are a few images I found…leading me to say “YES, having friends matter!”
I know by now you are thinking I’m exaggerating, but I’m really not. I haven’t gone anywhere without my husband in 7 years…no time Mother/Daughter time, no cousin time, no girls night and I’m tired of pretending that all is well with me. I’m not looking for pitty or anything, I just feel sad 😔 that surgery gone wrong left me in a #wheelchair and changed my life forever!
I remind everyone, don’t take life for granted, it can change in ways that you can never imagine. If you LOVE ❤️ those in your circle show it!
As always, I wish you a journey filled with exploring new people, places and things – take time to learn from and enjoy each new adventure along your way!
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