Finished Zentangle Pieces

Here re the finished Zentangle pieces! I added some me more details to Annie’s and finished up Kitten’s 🙂

 

Moving, Books, and Better Motivation

I might be moving this summer into a new apartment.  Have an interview and building tour this Friday at the place I applied to.  I’m very excited.  The thought of moving is stressful but it will be a nice fresh start.   It would be much better for me financially.  My only concern is getting the cats there, they allow cats but physically getting them there is the problem.  They won’t get in their crates,  and I honestly don’t blame them.  It was a total nightmare trying to move them across like 4 states several years ago in a car. I’m going to try and get them one of those nice travel things.  The good thing is the new place would only be like a 5 minute drive from where I currently live, so worst case scenario I would just have to put them on my lap in the car on the way there 2 trips at a time.

I’m a month into my eating disorder recovery, really proud of myself.  Never thought I’d make it this far after so many years of struggling.  My mood has been great, and I’ve been doing things I enjoy.  Reading a lot, drawing/coloring, playing games, learning Italian.  I’m wanting to cut back on caffeine, I had like 6 or 7 cups yesterday….I’m trying to cut back a little at a time.  Bought a Yoga/Pilates book and am definitely excited about trying out that.

Right now I’m reading a book by Debbie Macomber (one of her Christmas stories)  I always like reading holiday stories in the summer because I can’t stand the heat so I pretend it’s winter/Christmastime 🙂 The next book I plan on reading is Mother Teresa; A Complete Authorized Biography by Kathryn Spink.  🙂

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The above picture was taken by me in Savannah Georgia while on a trip visiting Columbus, GA.  It’s so beautiful there!

Cats and Comfort

My cats are so wonderful, I never really realized how much they help me with some of my symptoms.  Sometimes I get really agitated when I’m having auditory hallucinations, I end up pacing obsessively.  I noticed that one of my cats gets really upset when I do that, she doesn’t like it at all, she knows somethings wrong with me.  She’s literally pulled me back to reality at times and I would make myself sit down and try to calm down instead of working myself up even more.  Of course, both of them are wonderful, they know when I’m upset or anxious.  They always make me smile and are so relaxing when they’re laying down with/on me.  They’ve got such unique personalities, they’re definitely family!

I had times in the past where I would be very depressed and having serious thoughts of suicide, but I wouldn’t act on it because I would miss them and I didn’t want them to go through not having someone to take care of them and ending up in a shelter, I would never want them to be abandoned like that.  It’s really true that pets are great for reducing anxiety, they provide unconditional love and are so wonderful.

These are my two girls, the orange one is Annie, she’s 6 years old.  She was a rescue I got when she was a kitten.

The greyish one is named Kitten, she’s 10 years old and I got her from a friend when she was 4 years old, the friend of mine was moving and couldn’t bring Kitten with her so she let me have her.  🙂