Every year I brace myself for May…well actually Mother’s Day. Holidays, special events, specific dates all come loaded with their own set of triggers. To help ease my distress, I think about how far I have come. I started counseling 12 years ago. I worked 7 years with one counselor, 3 with another and one year with the last counselor. Now I’m working on my own. My job changed dramatically this year. I am exhausted and super jazzed at the same time. I feel wiped out. I am missing church, karate, sleep, friends, like a prisoner I am marking off the days until this ordeal ends. I am so done. I am hoping next year calms down a bit. They don’t pay me enough to feel this bad.