6 THINGS THAT HAVE KEPT ME SANE DURING A PRETTY SUCKY WEEK

  1. Hanging out with my chickens.
    I didn't know it was possible to love two creatures who find me to be such an annoyance.
  2. My new counselor!
    Guys, therapy is great, and everyone should do it. Yes, that includes you.
  3. Ray Bradbury
    "A walk on a spring morning is better than an eighty-mile ride in a hopped-up car, you know why? Because it's full of flavors, full of a lot of things growing. You've time to seek and find."
  4. Age of Empires II
    Released in 1999. This warm blanket of nostalgia has kept my mind distracted.
  5. Kind words.
    I've had a lot of really supportive friends who've had my back this week. Their affirmations alone have been essential to me not collapsing into doubt and loneliness.
  6. This license plate...
    ...because it seems like their life is probably a lot worse than mine.