I went through hurricane Irma in September. Though things could have been so much worse for me (I had no flooding, structural damage or physical injury) as it is for survivors in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Dominica and more, Irma still took a toll on my mental health, which I am trying to recover from. Irma meant unexpected expenses and loss of electricity for a while, which meant lost wages and increased home costs, in addition to discomfort and stress. It also meant dealing with an inordinate amount of stress via social media as I had to use it more than in August, where less use meant a better month.
While I accomplished some of the things that I wanted to in September despite so much stress, September was still a setback in some serious ways. I hope to get some rest and recuperation in October and finish the year in a better emotional and creative place.Read More