Tuesday was much Better….

Happy Halloween again! I’m super happy this day is coming to an end, I hate to be such a grouch, but them kids drive me crazy. After all the recent break ins around here, opening my door to some kid in a mask today freaks me the hell out! Sorry…so I didn’t pass out any candy, guess that does make me the ‘mean old lady’ in the neighborhood.lol!!! Well yesterday was a hell of a day, but my Tuesday turned out great. I got up this morning with no problems, and went on about my day without any hesitation. Tonight was my Diamonds and Pearls meeting, don’t know if I mentioned that I had join this mentoring group a couple of weeks ago. It’s a mentoring program with a group of ladies who share personal life stories, each of these ladies like me, all have some type of baggage in our lives that we carry around. So I have been attending this group along with my therapy sessions, and my coping skills class. Needless to say, I have been learning so much about myself and learning how to cope with my depression better. These groups are judgement free and I can just be myself. So tonight we are getting ready for our fashion show, it’s so nice to see all the ladies looking forward to being pretty and building each other’s confidence up. I’m super excited about it and can’t wait to get all fabulous. Tonight we also were doing some organizing of our folders, and as I was looking through mines, I found all the topics they were discussing before I came on board. So I’ll leave you all with a couple of quotes, and a quick look into some of our disscussions….gd night and enjoy!!!

“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint- and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.”- Oprah Winfrey

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.”- Helen Keller

“Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.”- Golda Meir

Oh my these quotes give me goosebumps….

Some of our discussion questions are pretty simple, but made me think long and hard about my life and myself. 

  • Where am I going?
  • What does it mean to be a woman?
  • How do I separate my roles from my “true self”? (mother, wife. aunt, boss, employee, student, and friend).
  • Why do I feel so good/bad about myself now?

Think I’ll be doing some journal stuff  this weekend….

Ms. Fran


Published by Olivia B. Shepherd

Welcome, My name is Olivia Shepherd, and I am the founder of this awesome blog about depression and mental illness. I started this blog in 2016 after being diagnosed with Major Depression, Anxiety and PTSD. I didn't have anybody to talk too or share my feelings with, so I decided to share them publicly to help others. I'm passionate and dedicated to bringing awareness about mental health, especially in the African American community. I also want to empower your voice to speak up and fight the stigma surrounding this illness. I’m also the founder of AshesToBeauty Mentoring & Outreach, a virtual online service dedicated to to the positive development and accelerated recovery of girls and women who have experienced abuse and depression, Ashes To Beauty strives to empower women to take their lives back by providing life skill education, one-on-one mentorship and impactful personal tools by which these impacted women can build the foundation for a successful future. Look forward to having you read my blog, 𝓞𝓵𝓲𝓿𝓲𝓪 𝓑. 𝓢𝓱𝓮𝓹𝓱𝓮𝓻𝓭 💋

2 thoughts on “Tuesday was much Better….

    1. Thanks for me too, I had to pop my meds because my anxiety is in high gear!! Not at lot of people understand that, they think I’m just being mean to little kids!! Oh well😊🤷‍♀️


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