I skipped a day of journaling, just to allow myself to relax my mind a bit and to enjoy the nice weather that was outside. Plus with work, it was hard for me to actually fit in a good schedule in to put in an entry. I will say though that everything went well yesterday. My moods were level and I had no problems at all. At work, I am in a good mood, with me working with my manager who helped me out with my haircuts – which I am grateful for – whenever I needed the help. It is something that I appreciate working for the company that I work for. Not only am I going to grow into a job that I love, but with Great Clips, I have a supportive team who is more than willing to help me out whenever I need it. With me still learning, it is nice to have others take me under their wing and show me the skills that they have learned as stylists, things that I never thought that I would have learned elsewhere. Another great thing is that they make sure that I am with something who is a stronger cutter than I that way, if I have any questions, that person would be more than willing to help me out with my haircut.
There are times in which I feel as though I am bothering them whenever I am asking questions but I also need to remember that I am also there to learn as much as they are there to work and therefore, it is a dime a piece. Plus, each of them have been so helpful with everything that I needed help on, especially when I needed it. All of us are supportive of each other and it makes for a great environment that we all can work at. Plus, it helps to lower the amount of stress that we might have to deal with in the salon because as a hairstylist, you deal with a lot of stress in general. I am just happy to be finally feeling better after last week of total chaos.
As for today, I had my psychiatry appointment, which went well. Prozac was upped for me from 40mg to 60mg, so hopefully, that will help a bit with the depressive spells that I have been feeling. Other than that, my medicines have been left alone. Along with that, I finally will be able to see a therapist on March 13th, which is a blessing to me. I have been on the waitlist, waiting to go see one and thankfully, I have been bumped up, due to recent events that occurred. It is something that I am excited for, considering that I have been waiting to see someone for the longest time. Hopefully, this therapist will work out a lot better than the last. It makes me slightly nervous but I sincerely hope that it does. I am certain that everything will end up being fine in the end but I am still nervous.
Other than that, there wasn’t much that I did today. I went to the mall and picked up some new shoes for work. I also picked up some books on bipolar disorder to help me cope with it a bit more; it was suggested to me by someone I met. I started to read one of them and I am going to look over the other ones as well to see what they entitle me to do. I have to renewal my license for cosmetology as well as work a bit more on my watercolor painting. Other than that, I really don’t think that there is anything else that I need to do. I just wanted to keep everyone updated and let you all know that I am around and I am working hard in order to improve my mental help.
I am also looking for suggestions on good books to read on bipolar disorder as well. Also, if you have any good coping skills or anything that helped you improve your live, please post in the comments and let me know. I would love to hear from you. Thank you all and have a blessed day.