By deciding to Homeschool, I have given up any hope of ever peeing in peace, alone, or before my bladder is ready to burst.
Part of me wants to say it is the only thing I miss from working outside the home, this now missing luxury. I worked in a male dominated field. There were only 4 women in our entire facility.
I got to pee alone. And while I miss the independence of that activity while at the office I could never walk into that bathroom again. Not because I don’t work there, but because of the memories. The thoughts.
It was in those stalls that I sat day after day, week after week, planning my death by suicide. The pressure grows in my chest and mind just typing about it here in my kitchen 20 miles away.
I loved my girls. I loved my husband. I had friends. I had it all.
I needed out.
Doesn’t make sense, does it? I know that now. I knew that then. The pressure and panic inside of me were so overwhelming. My mind couldn’t breathe.
It needed out.
I haven’t gotten out. I’m gaining tools to give my mind other options when the clawing, damning pressure comes.
One day at a time. I lean on those who love me, those who put up with me.
I have to. There is no other way.
Survive til you Thrive!