1. Sorry to hear you’re going through a tough time right now. You might be interested in knowing that my niece is an art therapist who works with troubled teens. I’m not much of an artist, but I love the idea of turning to art as a means of dealing with crappy feelings. She loves what she does, and I’m proud of her for doing something so positive.

    I’ve been bummed out too. I was supposed to leave on Friday and drive to Sacramento to get together with a couple of old high school friends who I hadn’t seen in some time. We were going to go to a professional baseball game on Saturday, enjoy a couple of beers, some great time in San Francisco, go out to dinner, and catch up. Thursday night, I started getting the chills and a slight fever. My sense of smell was off, and I was sure I had Covid. Anyway, three negative tests later, I’m finally feeling more like myself today. I’m bummed I didn’t get to see my buddies but relieved to be feeling better today.

    I hope you feel better soon, Libby.

    1. Thanks so much, Pete, it’s nice to hear from you! I’m so sorry about your trip being canceled, ugh! That sounds like a dream trip actually. So, did you end up not having COVID but just a cold? Either way, of course that sucks so bad, you have to wonder why those things happen sometimes. I hope you can all plan a new get together in the future to make up for that flop. And I’m so glad you’re feeling better. Keep me posted!

  2. Sorry you’re going through this Libby…. Even though I don’t know what you’re going through, I hope you find the relief you’re needing! Keep on creating and expressing yourself as long as it brings you happiness! Wishing you the best always!

  3. I’m sorry you’re going through stuff. I don’t think this post sucked, it is just a glimpse into how you are feeling at the time which was the need to check in when you didn’t want to blog. I think that is very kind and generous of you.

    As for what I do when I’m stressed. I tend to give myself a wallow pity party day and then I get back to whatever it is I need to do to fix the stress if possible. If not, I just get back to investing in myself – exercise, dinner with friends, reading a book, calling my therapist, going to that museum I’ve been meaning to visit, whatever. I also do a lot of journaling but sometimes I find it hard to write it out because then I have to admit my real feelings to myself. But usually once I suck that up, it gets better. And with practice I’ve also gotten better at doing it sooner than later and not feeling as uncomfortable doing it.

    1. Thank you so much for sharing and for your encouragement and validation. It sounds like you have stress management on lockdown! And I LOVE the pity party day, there’s something so powerful in deliberate actions and awareness 💖 Thank you again for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your week! 🔥

  4. Wow, that mixed media thing is pretty danged interesting. Because where do you even begin? This is why I rarely do visual creatives, because it’s a whole other level of creativity.

    And right on about producing your best work when you’re feeling down. There was a phase in my life where I could only write when I was sad, so it was fortunate that was sad all the time then, lol. Thanks for this, Libby!

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