I’ve noticed lately that my moods change quickly and easily. One minute I’m feeling all zen and the next I’m really up and energized and then I’m bummed out and feel like life is pointless and everything’s wrong. I’m more irritable, internally, if not externally.
Of course, I could be feeling more because I’m not doing a bunch of emotional eating. That’s a good thing, because I’m healthier and feel better physically than I have in a while. But these mood swings… (No, I’m not bipolar, not even close, just moody!)
So I decided it was time to do some therapy. Yep. My days with JM the Wise therapist are long gone, but it’s time to start fresh.
The bad news is that looking at all the fresh, young faces doing therapy, I could not get enthused about talking to any of them. I need someone old and seasoned and – you know, wise. Then there’s the whole “do I use my insurance?” question. All so complicated…
Anyhow. I finally decided to do one of the online therapy things. So I signed up for one, got a discounted month, and picked out a therapist. When you send a message, they tell you when to expect a response. Cool, cool. So that time came and went. More time went by. Finally, when it began to seem likely that he was not going to respond til the following day, probably in the afternoon, I messaged him and just asked when to expect a reply.
Well, he replied to my message quickly after that, but with this super generic, advice giving response that sounded more like something you might get in a fortune cookie. So I quickly traded him in for a new match.
My new match/therapist responded quickly with a basic introductory form letter that he had personalized for me just enough that I felt notice, so that was already a huge improvement. We’ll see where it goes from here.
In other news, I’m feeling pretty good and healthy so that’s all good.
I would not want a Dom therapist, but oh, that Dom coach thing would be fun…