Since my last update I've gotten my first tattoo, shaved the side of my hair, moved into a tree house and started a job at a sports bar. APRIL FOOLS! Okay, but really, there have been some positive developments in March, but also some not so great happenings. (Please note that this email has a potentially triggering story in it about a scary thing that happened to Thomas this month.)
The event that stands out to me from March is when Thomas handled a gun situation during work. He had gone to visit a client and the man had a weapon in a bag, meaning to protect himself against people he just knew were following him. Thomas was a superhero and brought the whole ordeal to a quick and calm conclusion where miraculously no one got injured. This is a very rare kind of event for his type of work as a clinician, but not unheard of.
The whole thing has left me pretty shaken up and we have been allowed days off to spend together and go on adventures. Last week we went to the Chihuly Art Exhibit at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle. It was stunning and helped me share a part of my past with Thomas. I did glass art for two years while attending Jason Lee Middle School in Tacoma.
Another development of the month is that I am on anti-anxiety/depression/PTSD medications now. Between the incident with Thomas and a loss of a family friend, it was quite the month. Dr. Dublin felt it was time to give them a try. (They are called Zoloft and MiniPress if you care to know.) It is still too early to know how the Zoloft will really impact me, but mentally I feel stronger. Physically I haven’t been doing well in quite awhile. Nothing seems to be getting worse.
I have been eating more and utilizing different ingredients, which has its ups and downs. I have been thinking about getting back on Instragram and documenting some of my food journey. Not sure if I have the energy, but I would like to work on the @SapientDiet page again one day. Would anyone be interested in recipes?
Speaking of Sapient... I am proud to announce that SapientLiving.com is LIVE!! I’m excited to keep working to improve and update the site alongside the progress I make in my work. Thomas’s coaching sessions will also be available through the site. Check it out to see all that we have done, are doing now and what we hope to work on in the future.
I think I’ll leave it there for the month. I’m sure I’m forgetting a lot, but that was plenty! I’m sorry if any of this was starling or concerning for you. Please know that I am doing okay today. Not amazing, but okay and I am optimistic. I’m in a good mood and that is something I am extremely grateful for.
My name is Rebecca Elizabeth Webber and I am a practicing anthropologist working to show humans how to achieve their sustainability goals.