So this page began with lots of orange and yellow - sometimes happy colours for me, but not quite in this case. Perhaps I associate it with intense emotions, good or bad? I think in some way I needed to contain those feelings before they could overwhelm me, and that's why this page HAD to have a border around it!
It seemed to me that I had some choices - to waste energy stressing about the things I couldn't change, or to decide to calmly accept. Not easy, but I'm working on it. What I can do is gradually enact small changes which make my life a little bit easier in the meantime, and I'm working on that.
Brave Girls Club of whom I'm an enthusiastic and grateful member, tell us to "go where the peace is", and that we can choose to find that place. My peaceful place is in the knowledge that the situation we're in won't last for ever ....
If you're another Brave Girl feeling stressed out about something, write it down to work it out! Then draw and/or paint all over it and through that process find your peace - it works, I promise!