I forgot to post yesterday. I did still write in my journal so they are a bit raw and without explanation. I'll mostly leave them that way.
#1 - The sound of "Hello" on the phone during lunch. It made all the difference but also points to how precarious things are. I found some useful information on helpguide.org. We'll see what the counselor says tomorrow. I hope to find relief for my experience of being "idealized one moment and then suddenly believing the person doesn't care enough or is cruel."
#2 - The silence on the phone when I said it seemed when he hurts me I assume it's unintentional or because he is really hurting in himself. It seems his assumption when I hurt him is either I'm intentional, stupid or cruel. I don't want to date someone who has such assumptions about me and he shouldn't either. He was silent. I was in touch with my primary emotion of anger a bit today which felt good.
#3 - Oh my God, I'm at the DFL senate district meeting. I came to hear from the legislators and they are debating about how to hold a meeting - kill me softly - oh wow, keepin it light as I write my gratitudes in my journal. Deep breaths, smiles, room of light. Now Paul Thissen is talking and I can breathe.
#4 - Three friends are interested in joining me in Sept on a camping trip on the North Shore, looks like either Temperance or Judge C Magney. Three of us have agreed on a weekend now we just need confirmation from the 4th that it will work.
#5 - Talking to my representative after the meeting to get H.F. info on a bill which will remove the $500,000 per year storage fee which Excel has been paying per cask of nuclear waste. The money has gone into a funding stream to develop alternative energy, such as the wind power in SW MN. It's in HF 2209 the Omnibus Jobs and Energy Bill. My representative said much of what is happening nationally is happening on a state level. The gratitude might be hard to find here, but it was that I'm happy my state legislator was disturbed this was being removed and had helped establish it in the first place.