AUGUST IS RESTING TIME FOR ME...
I have my daughter's birthday and my own birthday...and do you know what I have planned for my birthday? I am so excited! I have asked the CAV's (Veteran Motorcycle Group, which is huge) if I could join them, and ride on the back of one of their motorcycles (even though I have my own GM (motorcycle) license;
WHY? you might be asking...
They are making a ride for Mental Illness across some of our towns on, what better day, but my birthday (August 14th) to join them and hop on the back of one of their motorcycles. When I found out about their ride for the cause...I was stoked!
There is no better cause I could be involved in; 2 men in my immediate neighbourhood took their lives last year to the disease and I, myself, suffer from a mental illness.
So, along with my fantastic month of beach time and birthdays, I am hoping to be zoom zooming as part of this most worthy cause, to spread the word that Mental Illness is NOT something to hide in the closet with, but rather something that CAN be talked about openly and freely. We are good, loving, worthy of love people. We are creative, intelligent and "NORMAL!"
In fact, it is the talking, and the COMMUNICATION about one's disorder that saves lives! It is how one comes to embrace their mental illness, in the same way one would embrace their diabetic illness, their cancer or their need to be in a wheelchair. I know that communication saved me...openness saved me...self love and love from others saved me...and of course GOD and....TA DA - MY ART!!! (who could forget that!!!!)
HAPPY AUGUST EVERYONE...IF YOU HAVE A BEACH NEAR YOU...TRY TO FREQUENT IT'S HEALING PROPERTIES! NOTHING LIKE A LITTLE SAND AND WATER (AND GOD OF COURSE) TO KEEP BALANCE IN ONE'S LIFE.
See you, in September...(I feel like I should be singing that song to you!)