This weekend I was able to get away with a really good friend of mine who shares my love for basketball. Every March, we go watch NCAA Women’s Basketball. This year, we went out of town, got a hotel room, left our hubby’s at home, and watched basketball for 2 straight days! No worries, cooking, laundry, cleaning, or stress- just a little March Madness baby!
It feels like, for that short amount of time, the difficult things of my life are put on hold. My friend is very aware of my DID, she actually was one of the first people who really saw my parts begin to present themselves, and has been a huge support for me. Outside of my husband, boys, and therapist, I have trusted her with much of my journey with DID. She recently become a therapist, and has an advantage that most “everyday” people don’t have. We had a great time together, like similar things, and even enjoyed worshipping between games. She has an incredible voice and plays guitar.
One thing that you can’t get away from, when you actually get away, is yourself. Because…
That means for me, the dreams, memories, and body memories that I have been struggling with before I left, go with me, no matter where I go. I’m glad my friend doesn’t get freaked out when I have nightmares or talk in my sleep. She is pretty cool with all that at this point in our friendship. Unfortunately, I have been experiencing some rather uncomfortable pain. At times it feels unbearable, but mostly uncomfortable. I tried not to let it ruin my weekend, or consume my thoughts, but that wasn’t always possible.
For today, I’m thankful for a time of relaxation and hanging out with my friend. I’m thankful for a sweet husband who is good with me getting away and supporting my trip. Even though I had a some rough patches along the way, it was fun and much needed!