When Plans Change

Do you remember my Five and Freeze deal from last post?

Well, I’ve found the fifth item…. Vet bills.

Just when I thought I was going to start getting things back on track. Now I’m not complaining because I know my cat wouldn’t hurt herself. She has a little bald spot on the back of her neck that looks irritated. She’s had something similar before on her arm and I don’t know that we were ever told what it was, but we had to get a cream and pills for her. I also remember it being expensive, so we’re really taking a hit here. We’re going to have to cut back on a lot of stuff, but we can’t really afford to at this point. Thankfully she’s acting completely normal, still eating and drinking, and is the same lovable, spunky, weirdo cat. She’s really a strong girl and she inspires us in so many ways.

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My sweet little wounded weird angel

When things like this happen, it’s a huge kick when I’m already down. I feel helpless. I try so hard to get things in order but it doesn’t seem like the universe wants me to. I know it’ll be a learning lesson and it’ll motivate us to prioritize an emergency fund, but there’s only so many ways you can stretch a dollar. And feeling like you have no sense of control over certain things in your life isn’t fun when you have a fear-based mental illness that makes you think about everything else that’s going to go wrong because of this.

I haven’t really accomplished much over the last couple days. I’ve just been working and watching the cat. There’s a lot of snow so it’s hard to want to just go out and walk around. I might need to do it though. I’m getting serious cabin fever.

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I think it’ll help too because being stuck inside for so long makes me want to just curl up and get lost in YouTube and Netflix. I don’t want to sit in front of my computer all day but lately it seems like I have to. I’m still making my lists though. It helps tremendously to make sure I don’t get overwhelmed from the million things I need to do or want to do and then just crash and don’t do anything.

I’m hoping to work on a couple blog posts this week, but forgive me if I’m kind of silent this week. My priority is making sure my cat is okay and we find a way to make her better.

Your friend,


Published by Alicia Gallant

I'm a 20-something girl living with severe anxiety and panic on a journey to love myself. I'm becoming a part of the conversation about mental health through honesty and humour. *Photo: Stefanie Moreau Photography

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