A meme started by The Dancing Maenad in which we list inanimate things we simply cannot live without.
This is quite difficult for me to keep short since my sanity requires a lot, sadly... I wouldn't call myself A.D.H.D. but it's been suggested by some doctors I've consulted that I try medication to soothe my easily frazzled nerves. I am very reluctant in taking mood changing medications-- and so my quest for peace of mind leads me to the things I cannot live without...
|My mp3 has seen better days.|
It has certainly been a fundamental part of feeling normal for me, and is number one on my list.
|Busy minds stay out of trouble|
2. My crafting supply
Another way I keep anxiety at bay is if I simply preoccupy my mind away from the troubling source. I carry at least one of many small, easily packable objects and projects. In the picture I've included: a pair of knitting needles & ball of yarn, a crochet hook, an embroidery loop, a pair pliers, french knitter tube, tatting shuttle, sewing needle, my notebook and sketch book. (not shown: my gaming handhelds, travel sewing machine, travel sewing kit and beads for beading). But really I cannot imagine being without my craft room in its entirety.
3. MoisturizersI am consistently battling with this portion of my personality; always on the edge of panic. I cannot function peacefully if I am not properly moisturized, body, hands, lip and eyes. Add to the fact that it must smell nice to me, or I will still be slightly antsy.
4. My make-up bag and all its contents
So there you have it.
The things I cannot live without.