I have had a couple of breakdowns since I have been at home in Cleveland. Moving out of NYC and into my childhood bedroom with my boyfriend can be a lot from time to time. It has been almost a month since we arrived in Cleveland and though I am starting to get the hang of it, today I pretty much feel like:
From the clutter in my brain to the clutter on my desk, there have been countless lessons to be learned during this wonderful experience.
1. Always take care of yourself first because when you don’t, you feel like you are drowning.
2. Make sure you aren’t just hangry (when hunger causes you to be angry) before further indulging in your breakdown.
3. When 6 people are living together, there is always going to be a mess somewhere. Learn to cope with it.
4. You for sure can’t teach old dogs, new tricks. (Zac, our dog, is 16 years old.)
5. Sometimes you just need to be alone.
6. Sometimes you just need to go out for ice cream.
7. You can not control everything.
If anything, it is nice to reflect every once in a while what lessons are to be learned from breakdowns and how to prevent them from happening so often. I find that this tends to be pretty helpful: