Thank you for sticking around even when my blog turned private and I barely responded to any of you until this blog post right here. Thank you for praying for me. Thank you to those of you who have given me money! Thank you for continuing to reach out even when I didn't/couldn't respond. And most of all, thank you for understanding that this has been and continues to be the most difficult and painful season I've ever gone through; I promise to respond when I have the energy and emotional capacity to do so.
A summarized timeline of the past months:
If you disagree with or have any desire to tear me down
for any of these things, please leave.
March - began receiving unemployment insurance (not enough of course)
April 1 - Dan and I separated
April 29 - admitted self to ER for mental health, diagnosed with mood disorder
May 9 - moved down to south OC county for the weekend
May - began going to therapy every week - such an amazing decision!
May 12 - moved in with a sweet older woman who let me stay till May 30
May 30 - moved in with the most amazing ladies who have since then, changed my life
June 19 - Dan and I filed and signed divorce papers together
June 19 - my parents came to visit on furlough from Beijing for a few days
Not sure the exact dates of the following events, but they're in chronological order:
+was sick in bed a bunch of the time either due to migraines or hardcore nausea
+went to the medicinal marijuana doctor to talk about use to help said migraines and nausea, as well as my depression, insomnia, and other fibromyalgia symptoms - was approved, it's helped like nothing ever has,
thank you Jesus for natural herbs
+ God led me to a new church with an amazing community of believers
+ God provided a beautiful life group full of some of the most beautiful women I've known
+ was subletting and lease was up July 26
+ moved in with another group of amazing Christian women - Dan helped me move in, showing God's beautiful heart for our broken marriage: giving us redemption and healing in our friendship in a way that brings Him so much glory, and brings Dan and I some healthy closure.
Got my fifth tattoo that I'm beyond obsessed with (view here).
Went on a 3 day impromptu road trip to Palm Springs last week!
I will probably begin blogging much more often now that I've taken the time to come back and summarize the past months for all you lovely people, which I'm quite excited about! And even though I've been quite silent on this blog, I've been much more active on my tumblr, as it takes much less time and emotional attachment.
You can view that here.
Love you ladies!