Today my friend CJ and I went to a family-to-family course to talk with families of people with mental health challenges. We each spoke for 10 minutes, and then had a question and answer session afterward. We were well received, and it was fun! Hestia alerted to me twice during my talk, and leaned right into my chest for DPT. So I was able to get through the anxiety without anyone knowing… Well, they did know because I told them what was going on so that they could see what a service dog helping looks like in real life.
They had a potluck lunch afterward that we got to attend. They had my favorite dessert– banana pudding! So I got a lot of banana pudding LOL.
After the talk, CJ and I went to a local Starbucks to hang out and talk. It was really fun. CJ has a PhD like me, and has disabling mental illness like me. So we have a lot of similar experiences and stories to share. We had a great time.
I tried texting Brad that I was going to go out to coffee with CJ, but every time I texted him, he texted me back the same exact thing I just said. Or at least that’s what I thought was happening. Turns out I accidentally had entered my phone number under Brad’s contact info when I got my new phone, so I was texting myself! Boy did that explain a lot!
CJ, Hestia, and I took a few selfies at Starbucks, and I took one that shows off my sweater that I knitted. It is a turquoise sweater with burgandy and white Fair Isle designs around the neck. It’s short-sleeved, like most of my sweaters are as I hate knitting sleeves LOL.