A Day in the Life of Val

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I woke up after a fitful night of brief periods of sleep punctuated by anxious thoughts and fears about returning to work in a week’s time (I’m on holiday at the moment). I love my job, but whenever I’m away for more than a day or two, I get really anxious about going back, opening my emails, discovering some disaster or other…it spoils my time off.

Luckily I was spending today with one of my best friends, visiting the local town for some window-shopping and some time together. She’s very calming, and she’s always been there for me through my mental health difficulties, very accepting, never judging, and quietly hopeful of better times ahead. I’m very lucky to have her as my friend.

Once I got home, I spent the rest of the afternoon and evening just hanging out quietly with my husband and son, and trying to keep my demons at bay.