"i believe in better living through chemistry for everyone."

When I was lying in bed for two weeks straight, dying of pneumonia, I watched a lot of daytime television (aka talk shows…I got over soaps during my undergrad and have never gone back). Anyway, one day Melissa Rivers was on the view and she is where I got the title of my post. I thought this quote was just brilliant.

No, I’m not currently on any kind of mood altering chemicals–I’m actually rather drug averse–however, if I needed to be on them due to a chemical imbalance, I would. What I wanted to share with you, at the risk of sharing way to much info about myself (what’s new?) is that I am currently in therapy and I talk about it a lot with my close friends and some of my family.

I was not abused as a child. Yes, I went through some hard things, but whose childhood wasn’t riddled with some kind of drama? And for those of you who happened to be in that lucky few who had perfect lives, I’m sure you have your own issues just the same.

Anyway, I kind of knew therapy would be a good thing for me a long time ago, but I just didn’t know if I was ready for it or if I really wanted to deal with my crap with a stranger. What I have discovered after only a few months of meeting with this woman is that I can actually make my life ever better than it is just by getting an outsider to encourage me to look at things differently. She doesn’t give me answers or tell me what to do. She doesn’t judge me. She just helps me to see my life and the decisions I’ve made and the things that have happened to me through a different lens. For those of you who have been in therapy, hopefully this makes sense. For those of you who haven’t, hopefully this won’t discourage you from going. 😉

Don’t get me wrong. I think I’ve got a pretty fantastic life and I thought that before I started therapy. But there are just some things that I want to make even better and some things I’d like to change, so I’m doing it. Therapy is not a cure-all and it’s not something I want to do for the rest of my life, but in its proper time, it is amazing.

Feb. 16 – I love therapy–in its proper time and place.

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