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This isn't how I die. Mental Health Awareness #mentalhealth #imnotashamed

Recently I watched Big Fish so it's been going through my mind.  (Skipping through my brain is no picnic.  I assure you.)  In the movie young Edward Bloom looks in the witch’s eye to see how he dies.

Edward goes through life knowing, or at least hoping, NO HE KNEW that his life would be long.  He would find amazing love.  Work for it, in everything. Travel.  Be a father.  Know great sorrows. Experience true happiness.  See amazing beauty.

He would do his best every single day.

On Sunday -
I had just spent the morning grocery shopping and a pharmacy stop for my new meds. I was just sitting in the van after I put it in park.

For some strange reason my thoughts went to Edward Bloom. His face came before my eyes drinking from thirst as he told his tale.  My voice said the words out loud for my ears to hear,

“this isn't how I die”.

Then before my eyes I saw myself old and gray laughing with children. Probably my great-grandchildren.

So, I opened the van door and got out. Knowing t…

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