I’m writing this on Wednesday evening, feeling pretty rough around the edges without much reason. The dysphoria monster has been hanging around a lot lately, which is not something I’m good at dealing with. I’m finding that no matter how great individual moments may be, my days have been feeling a little dreary overall.
I’m doing things to change this, slowly but surely. My little solo camping retreat is fast approaching, which I think will be a big help. I’ve had setbacks, but am (I hope) getting closer to finding a therapist. My partner and I went to three different shows to see two bands last week, which included a whole series of adventures and a lot to be grateful for.
One thing I find to be enormously helpful in the moments when I am not doing well is to try to do something to make someone else’s life a little easier. With that in mind, rather than write the long-winded, whiny blog post that my brain is trying to get me to write, I’m instead going to use this week’s post to boost support for a friend.
There are plenty of details at this link here, but what I can tell you is that my buddy Billy is one of the most genuinely wonderful human beings I have ever had the privilege of meeting. I would be hard-pressed to think of anyone else that I know who is so committed to investing in their community as much as Billy gives back to his. He’s hit a rough patch recently, which has not stopped him at all from being an incredible, generous person (which, knowing Billy, is at once impressive and predictable).
I know a lot of people are going through some stuff right now and money is tight, but if you can give Billy a hand, either by throwing a few dollars his way or by signal boosting the fundraiser, I’d appreciate it, and I know he would, too.