Wednesday, July 15, 2015

My first therapy session....

So today instead of pretty clothes, shoes, and makeup I thought I would take a moment and talk about some real life shit!  Now don't get me wrong, I love pretty clothes, shoes, and makeup because honestly, it's my favorite thing to talk about (probably because it's a heck of a lot easier to talk about). 

The thing is, I feel like I've always been an open book with you guys.  I have no problem sharing it all, and I've never been ashamed of the fact that I have issues.  Hell, we all do, but most of us usually choose not to talk about it.  Personally, when I do decide to talk about it I feel so much better...feels good to get it off my chest. 

So here we go...........

A fews months back Todd and I decided that we wanted to go see a therapist together.  And no, not because we are on the rocks or have a troubled marriage, but because we realize that we both have our own issues and we feel that some guidance along the way certainly couldn't hurt anything.   As for any issues we may be struggling with, we want to stay a team and support each other.  Going to therapy by yourself is probably great and may work better for some, but having my partner by by side just felt better to me.  He's always been my biggest fan, my best friend, and truly my soulmate.  And no, I promise this isn't going to be a 'let me tell you how awesome #shirtlesstodd is' post :) 

Our first therapy session was last week.  It was amazing.  Our therapist was a hard one to get in with, but we knew we wanted her.  I am not sure exactly what it was in that first session, but it has me itching to go back.  You know, like that first time you try Dippin Stix as a kid, and you are just dreaming about the next time you can get your hands on one again.  Yeah, probably a bad example, but you get what I am trying to say.  I can already see that this is going to be life changing, that is, life changing in the best possible way. 

I am so excited to learn more about Todd and the way he feels and thinks (he's not quite the open book I am).  I am also excited to learn more about myself.  I am ready to dig really, really deep and tell you guys more about this girl behind the blog.  You are my people, the ones who come here daily to read what I have to say, to see my family, help support my family, and some of you have even followed along as far back as when I gave birth to two beautiful babies.  So at the end of the day, I want to know that I am being the best me I can be, for me, my family, and for all of you guys. 

Thank you all so much for allowing me to always be real with you guys.  Perfection is for the birds, and ain't nobody got time for that ;) 






14 comments:

  1. Good for the both of you to take that step and to do it together, it will just make your bond together stronger! Caycee I first started following your blog awhile ago just to learn more about SC and things to do when we first moved to here. It is so hard to meet people when you move to a new city, heck a entirely new state! Yours and Natalies blog have been a breathe of fresh air because you are genuinely good people and that shines through! Love your blog and hope someday are paths will cross! Until then keep being you and thank you for all the time and effort you put into your blog! Sorry so long! Xo

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing your true self! It means so much to us following along. I discovered your blog a few months ago and it always brings a smile to my face. I have two kids very close in age to yours and know how exhausting motherhood can be so I really appreciate the time you put into this. :)

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  3. Thanks for being real girl. Kudos to you guys for doing this together!!!!

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  4. Love a good real life post. People always seem so picture perfect behind their blogs and instagram accounts, and it's just not so!! My best friend started seeing a therapist just because, and she thinks it's the best thing she's ever done. She's pushing for her hubs to go, and he's hesitant. I'm going to have to get her to read your blog. :)

    www.XOLindsay.blogspot.com

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  5. Love your blog, and that you keep it real! It's really refreshing and I commend you for taking this step as a couple!

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  6. Not sure if I've ever commented on your blog before but I wanted to say I really appreciate your honesty. Good for you to know when to seek some outside help and not be ashamed of it. I've thought a lot recently of doing the same thing, either alone or with my DH. We aren't in a bad place either but I would like us to work on understanding each other more and working on our own individual issues. I'm sure it would be good but then sometimes I wonder what if it makes things worse instead, like we realize we really aren't compatible deep down? Crazy I know since we've been married 15 years, my excessive worrying is probably why I need it more than anything, lol. ;) Good luck to you guys, hope you share more with us as it goes on!

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  7. That's awesome, and you are lucky that your husband is so open to that. Good things will come! I'd love to hear the story of how you two met! :)

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  8. Thank you for sharing Caycee. It's wonderful that you & your husband are doing this together. Y'all are true friends and supporters of each other. I'm lucky to have a husband like this too. I haven't been to therapy in a while. It's best to get a good one like you must have found. Please share, if you will, any insights and things you think are important that y'all may be working on later. We appreciate your thoughts! Much love.

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  9. This is why I LOVE I love your blog !!! Seriously, you are so real and open and I love reading !!! Thanks for sharing !

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  10. I couldn't agree more with the comments above - you are true and genuine - to yourself and to us. And this is a seriously positive character trait. Taking the step to seeing a therapist is a big step and it can only benefit you both x

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  11. How awesome for y'all! Having a constant supporter in your spouse is a true blessing!

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  12. I have been attending therapy since I was 16 and I am now 18. I can honestly say how life changing it has been for me! I have managed to get a lot of things off my chest and have learnt a lot about myself and my issues/feelings. It is so nice that you and Todd are doing this together it does help having the support of others. Thank you for opening up and showing us the real you!

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  13. I just stumbled across your blog a few weeks ago. I have been enjoying it. Do whatever makes you happy. I like that you are real.

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  14. Caycee - if it was at all possible, I now love you even more! The fact that you share your family, home, clothes, makeup and adventures with us is initially why I first started following you on Instagram and here on your blog. I have stayed because of reasons like this. People can be whomever they want on social media and a lot of them choose to share only the 'feel good' parts of their life (and there's nothing wrong with that). But, we ALL have struggles; that's just life. After I read this post, I found myself thinking "what a good idea, maybe I need to do the same thing. I'm already looking forward to hearing about how your next session goes. Thank you for being your awesome self, Caycee, and for sharing your real, true self with us. I know I speak for many others when I say we love you!

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