For the last 48 hours there have been 2 really strong earthquakes and about 100 aftershocks. I’m really over the earth moving. The really strong quake scared the beejezus out of me. It was a 5.1, which although not seriously deadly, was centered in the street outside my house, so it felt more like a 7. All of the pictures flew off the walls, all of the drawers and cabinets opened, books fell off the shelves, and I call my mom crying like a baby begging her to come home from their place in the mountains. No one was hurt, only one glass was broken, and after a bit of clean-up, everything was back in proper working order.
While the quake shook me up, it also gave me an idea.
I need to shake up my routine. I’ve spent the last few months wallowing in my depression. That is enough time. Considering I didn’t like the therapists at school, and I won’t have insurance for a couple more months, I need to do what I can for myself to make it better.
I am on spring break from the university this week, so I have decided that I am going to do one thing every day this week that makes me happy. Sunday to Sunday, I will pick something new every day that makes me happy.
Sunday I did a couple of things that made me happy. I started the day with a Skype chat. I have not been very good about talking to my friends from Scotland. I was spending every weekend with the boy, so I was not following through with the regular Sunday chats. Being able to hear their voices was so amazing! I missed them more than I realized, and it was nice for a bit of a catch-up with them. It has not quelled my need to get up and move from here, but it did make me feel a lot better hearing their voices.
The next thing I did was have dinner with my sister. She got me some amazing prints of pin-up girls that I am going to slowly frame and hang up in random places. We ate yummy food and watched ridiculous TV. I got my social fix, and in a way that makes me happy.
I have Monday off from work, so I am going to sleep in, get ready for the week of focus groups, and make a list of all of the things that I want to do this week to make me happy. I’m also going to do a bit of spring cleaning….of both things and people that are making me miserable and not adding anything to my life. Without some of the clutter, physical and emotional, maybe I will be able to get myself feeling better before I can see a doctor.