I have found writing to be therapeutic recently. I was a straight C student in high school so putting words to paper to create a story certainly isn’t my forte. However, during the past 3 months, I have found myself doing more of it. More on that in a bit.
On March 22nd, 2022 the main thang was 22 of an exercise and then run a county campus lap. It wasn’t until last night I realized that it was the 22nd. The 22 was behind the percentage of Kentuckians that had a mental health disorder. Now that was 2020 when COVID ramped up. I was joined this AM with Peach, Devitto, Hush Puppy, Oscar, and Brown Water. We did some warm-up, disclaimer, and a fun fact (1774 the British Parliament passed the stamp act) “no taxation without representation”. The main thang was 22 of the exercise on the board and run a lap. Manmakers, Bent-over Row, Curls, overhead press, Skull Crushers, bench press. 3.5 miles of running on this 55-degree morning.
If you break a leg, throw out your back, or tear your shoulder you go to therapy. For the past 3 months, I was battling myself. You see I was one of the 22% of Kentuckians. During the 2 years of COVID, I worked non stop dealing with ever-changing guidelines for keeping my business portfolio operational, providing nearly a million COVID vaccinations and tests.
As we hit 2022 I felt something that I wasn’t sure what it was. Mental burnout turned to Anxiety and Depression that I had never felt. It wasn’t a physical condition but a mental one that I just kept trying to push through. The reality was I needed some extra help just like breaking your leg you can’t just push through. The past week has been much better as I have been getting some extra support. As I work through, sharing my story with friends, family, and my F3 brothers I have received much love, support, and those who share who say you are not alone as I am one of the 22%. They say don’t judge a book by its cover, and this is why it is important to get to know the book.Announcements and Intentions were given. Go out and help your fellow man, everyone has a story and it is up to us to make the choice to read it.