So I have my first appointment with a mental health counselor this afternoon. I am trying mental health services over the internet for right now because the field of mental health, at least in my area, sucks ass. Appointments are very far into the future (months out) and they’re only during business hours. Which I can’t do because I have to work full-time like a normal member of society. So, I am trying a website called BetterHelp that costs a lot of money to be a part of but also has an endless mix of different types of certified/credentialed counselors available. And the schedules for when they are available to talk to are endless as well. For example, they have appointments in the evenings and on the weekends so no need to interfere with me working. Plus, if you are in a mini-crisis or whatever, you can always send a direct message to your counselor and they’ll respond to you fairly quickly. Anyway, I’m going to try it tonight and see how it goes. If it doesn’t work out or I don’t like it, then I will seek out help within the community that I live in and just have to deal with an appointment that isn’t for months.
Something is new with the blog and it’s a cool and modern layout to better express my individually when it comes to writing and blogging. I wanted a blog that was just as unique as me and with the alternating of images as the “header” I think I get to have that. Plus, its fun to see what image is going to pop up when I login to write on my blog. I’m still tinkering with it, it’s supposed to be a lot cooler than what it is now but I haven’t figured a lot of the stuff out yet (because it’s too technological for me). One down side to this theme, is that my “pages” are now gone. So, for example, my biography is gone. I also had some pages titled “Where I Would Like To Visit” and “Where I Have Visited” to make this more of a travel blog and those pages are now gone off of the main page. They’re still around somewhere, but again, the layout is too technological for me so I just haven’t figured out how to show them yet.
Also, I’m going to start posting some of my creative writing and poetry on this blog as well just to give it a good mix of content. Surely someone out there finds my life fascinating. Surely. I’ve already got one short story out there but I put it under “History” because its more history related than anything. It’s like Historical Fiction but in just a short story. What I’m saying is that, there will be more content that fits more into the “creative writing” category coming soon.
Did you know that Benedryl can show up on a drug test as a benzo? Oh yeah, I learned that today. Not because I had to take a drug test or anything. Remember I said I work in healthcare? I actually work for two different doctors – one as a personal assistant and the other as a medical assistant – so I find out a lot of interesting information all the time. It’s funny too because when the doctors are talking to me they make it seem like the information they just shared is common knowledge but I am so surprised by some of it that you would never know I’d never heard of it. It’s like I just discovered how to boil water with how excited I get to learn new information. Anyway, they get all excited that they taught a simpleton something new and it’s kind of cute to see the smile on their face when they find out that I didn’t know something. In a lot of ways, I’m like a dog. A good dog. Imma good dog.
So be sure to be on the lookout for new and exciting featured coming to this blog whenever I figure out how to use the dang thing!