I am so happy I am working at my alma mater as a Mentor.

I am happy to be able to help my Mentees. Some of them are African American and I work at Mercer. I try to be helpful to all of my Mentees. Some of them are Caucasian and others are Hispanic. They are all very nice and I have been able to connect with almost all of them. Sometimes when I meet a new Mentee at the beginning of the semester I introduce myself to them to familiarize myself with their names as well.

I had a good cry yesterday.

I let out my hurt feelings and I cried yesterday. My voices were really bad. I said prayers for the first time in a long time. I have a book with some prayers in it by Max Lucado. I didn’t know it but God has been walking with me all this time. Even when things get difficult sometimes I’m always aware of God being just a prayer away. I see all the people reaching out to me and I like it. Things are going well. I had a rough night the night before but I slept well and this morning I woke up early and I took a shower.

I say a prayer everyday.

When I wake up in the morning I say “thank you God.” Before I go to bed at night I say “thank you God”. I sometimes have difficulty sleeping but most nights I’m able to get sleep. The more I sleep the more I heal. I had such trouble sleeping in my teens and 20s that now that I’m in my 30s I know I need to make sure I get a good night’s sleep on most nights of the week. Sleep is essential for my mental health. I have to get to bed by 11 pm and get seven or eight hours of sleep.  I can’t function without my sleep I’ll snap. Sleep is my biggest trigger.