Out of all the people in my life that support me with my mental illness the person who seems to be able to help me the most is the one who lives furthest away! My friend, Shell. I know that I can call or text her day or night and she will be there for me 100%.
Just recently I tried to come off my medication.) I was all over the place- very distracted and brought procrastination to new heights! I even bought a violin! (I don’t play) but my emotions came to a head last week after a row with my husband that I majorly overreacted to.
My friend Shell just knows the right thing to say to bring a smile to my face at the darkest of moments! It truly is a bit of a talent on her part! I suppose what’s most interesting is even though she probably knows I am over reacting slightly she goes along with it, sympathises with me and takes my side.
It’s instantly calming and leads me to come to my own conclusion that yes maybe I did over react slightly there! On this particular occasion I had yelled at husband, told him I was divorcing him ran down the road to the train station and got on a train. And when you are feeling impulsive a train station is not the best place to end up. Anyway after texting Shell I began to calm down and reason with myself. I don’t think she even realises she helps me in this way but she has a knack for listening and then saying the right thing, without judging or questioning my reactions.
Shell is an angel and god knows where I would be without her kind and understanding words.