Here’s the update on my mental wellbeing.
My Mental goals are:
To expand my artistic abilities,
to expand my writing abilities
to learn more about alarm testing and electricity
It has been an interesting month. Just before Christmas I had to increase my antidepressants to help cope with the ‘silly season’. Last week I went back to the Doctor and told her I was happy to drop back to my normal dose, so she agreed, but did tell me that there was no hurry. But there was for me, because I am at the upper limit of my medication, and I really don’t want to have to swap to something else!
The first few days were rough, really rough, but I kind of expected that. But after a week, I’m pleased to say that everything is back to normal, which is great. Hopefully I can cruise on this level under after winter, and perhaps I might actually be able to decrease again next spring. But we’ll see.
Anyway, for the updates, School starts back today – Yay, so I am back to do my level 2 NCEA Visual Arts. I passed last year with a merit endorsement. This year I am aiming for an excellence, but I’m thrilled with my merit! But I have started doing some artwork, some sketches, and trying not to use an eraser. I’m pleased with results, they look pretty good.
I have been editing my book, Running Away, getting ready for publishing, hopefully at the end of February. In the meantime, I have been taking a Udemy course on how to fully utilise Scrivener, a writing program that I use. I only use it to write my story, yet there is so much more that can be done on this brilliant program, so I am learning how to fully use this program.
Also earlier this month, I spent a week working with an Alarm Technician learning how to test type 4 alarm systems. These are systems that have smoke and heat detectors along with call points. I was pleased to know that I already know how to test some of these systems, but learnt more about the tests required on the panel. It was a good experience, and gave me confidence to go further with my work.
So that is my update for Mental wellbeing. Next week, we are back to the beginning again 🙂
Have a good week.