In honor of July being World Watercolor Month I hope to take time to get a little creative over the next few weeks. I'm on a mission to discover what activities really light me up and I remember loving art when I was younger. I've been trying to race ahead so much I've forgotten to stop and enjoy each day.
Being more creative and discovering my favorite things again is all part of my latest healing plan. I'm pretty tired of being unwell and I'm sure all of you would love to see me vibrant and lively again (or ever seeing, as many of you have never known me as a healthy person). The latest from my doctors is that they want to treat my PTSD, focusing on getting my body to a state where I'm sleeping and eating enough. The thought is that my mental unwellness is responsible for my physical limitations. If we can heal my brain, we will heal my body. Sounds good to me.
I'm excited to one day get to have a job again. I’ve been looking at what I might want to do once I'm well because I truly believe that I will overcome my current struggles. One day I will combine my love of events, food and sustainability into something great. I think my first project along those lines will still be the sustainable co-living space (Sapien House) but it's just a bit out of reach based on my current energy levels. Right now I'm simply working to articulate what I think will help in my healing. Part of that is thinking about what I might really want in a new home and what kind of setting I'd like it to be in. If I can include other people and a few teaching moments along the way, all the better.
Thomas is working everyday to find his next job. It's really inspiring to see him find out what makes him light up too! He is applying for jobs mainly in human and community services. Anything where he can use his degree in Business Management to help underserved populations feels right to him. He truly believes that everyone deserves great opportunities, a supportive community and access to healthy resources. I can't wait to see what he does next and into the future. He is mainly aiming for Seattle and King County jobs, but he’s looking at Tacoma and Pierce County opportunities as well.
So that's me this month. It's a pretty simple life right now and I'm really appreciating it. I'm taking the time to just heal myself, support Thomas in his next career move and coordinate our next home. It's nice for once not to be starting any new big project or trying to tackle some major social issue. There will be time for all of that once I'm well and we are settled.
I hope this update finds you well! What are you doing to take care of yourself this month?
Love + Light
My name is Rebecca Elizabeth Webber and I am a practicing anthropologist working to show humans how to achieve their sustainability goals.