Finally finishing

We are finally finishing our unit for school today. We have been on this unit for a long time. I have reached burn out status some time ago on the topic. I am so glad we are finished. So is my son.

He has some learning challenges so it takes him longer to learn things. I told him today how proud I am of him. He asked why. I told him he has made so much improvement this year – even in math. He hates math. He has retention problems so the littlest things are hard for him. But he works like a trooper to learn. He has made progress. That is the important thing.

We have finished Narnia this week. We are taking a week off for spring break, then starting electricity and magnetism which will probably last the rest of the year. I will also squeeze in the election unit so he can learn about that process since this is a historical election year. Or it could be. He is at an age that he needs to know what is going on.

Doesn’t it give you a good feeling to finally finish something you have been working on for a long time? Accomplishing a goal, especially a long term goal is exciting. When you accomplish something like that, it is a reason to go out and celebrate.

Do you have some goals that you are working on? I am learning on “Tools to Life” about goals in a different way than I have ever looked at them before. I have studied goals for many years. I am pretty good at breaking them down into manageable steps, etc. Tools does it a different way completely. Again, if you really want to improve on yourself, check it out at It takes about fifteen minutes a day to go through the site. They give you a checklist to keep you going. That helps you to get to the finishing line.

Recovery is more than just reaching the finishing line. Because you don’t ever really “finish” in recovery. It is a process. As long as you are alive, you grow in recovery. You can get better in your mental illness. You can accomplish more goals. Do you have a goal to accomplish in your mental illness? You can do it.

I know. I have done it myself. I have made great recovery in my own mental illness. It has taken a lot of hard work. I have studied about my disorders. I have written pages of journaling books. I have been open to my counselor and followed her advice. Above all, I have prayed.

I had a goal to reach recovery in mental illness. I have done that. I have made other goals now dealing with mental illness. I am working on reaching those. I believe I will.

If I can do it, you can too. Believe in yourself.