My time here has saved my life both figuratively and literally.
I have learned so much being here with so many amazing women, not only the team that cares, PCs, therapists, clinical director, Dr. O, pink ladies, facility maintenance, nurses, absolutely each person including other clients.
While dealing with my personal illness and physical limitations I have become more aware of my boundaries and others' boundaries.
Being mindful has taught me to think before speaking. I've always been careful of judgements knowing we don't know other ladies' stories or journeys. Nevertheless it has become more ingrained being here.
I have also learned that giving myself some grace helps me take the time I need to process any given circumstances.
It is not about being right or wrong, perhaps in between or just acceptance.
I am taking this time here to learn to take in what I can and return home with all the skills I learned and take each day open to what it brings.
I do believe that all the learning here has helped me to be the best person I can be in each moment.
Self regulation is all and inclusive of each skill put together. Each project we do, whether art or writing or reading is a learning experience. I've become more aware of my past, present and some expectation going into the future.
I am excited to continue these next three weeks learning, open to hear, see and assist in any way I can.
Sometimes I am able to listen to others share, vent or just be.
There are new challenges each day, sometimes in moments to learn and grow. I will take every opportunity to continue to learn even when its difficult. As I come closer to the end of my journey here, I will be patient and share, encourage and allow myself the tools to use each day. I am stronger and excited for the rest of my time.