I’ve been so occupied with university work these past weeks. My favorite course this term is Art History, and I’m thinking of pursuing it further. My museum art project focused on Byzantine art work in Dumbarton Oaks, and it was all sorts of loveliness during the fall. The orange facade from the brick wall and the trees adorned with autumn leaves resonated an almost magical trance-like quality when we visited.
The first week of December dropped down to negative degrees in temperature and it shattered a lot of leaves from the trees outside our home. It was almost a struggle to get out of bed each morning, I just wanted to be buried deep in my bed covers.
Little mental health update: I’ve been adjusting well to my new medications and therapy. I seem to be more inclined with these antidepressants rather than my old ones. And I think my new diagnosis was a lot more accurate, too.
My new therapist is a lot more understanding and I feel more open towards her. My journey has slowly transformed me into becoming a therapy and medication advocate in taking care of your mental health. To be honest, one doesn’t necessarily have to be diagnosed with a mental disorder in order to see a therapist. Sometimes we all need a little help and someone to talk to, someone who listens and empathizes. Also, mental health healing is a trial and error. Take it easy if it doesn’t work perfectly the first time or if you feel as if you’re not ‘healing’ right. There is no such thing as a failure of healing.
School is almost done for this term. I have my final on theological studies on Wednesday, and I just turned in my paper for Art History this morning. I have yet to work on my paper in Philosophy which is due Friday, which says a lot about my work ethic, lol. I can’t wait for the term to end and take part in a lot of Christmas celebrations happening around the city, because I think this’ll be the last time I’ll spend Christmas in DC.
It’s foggy outside, like there’s a sheer of white, opaque sheet covering everything else. A sure sign that snow is coming soon.
Lots of love, Cara