I think I really going to like the book in Book Club. It wasn't available until yesterday so we did a bit of an overview today and basically, the book will be teaching us how to face adversity and worth through it instead of hiding from it. We did a bit of the meditation that's integral to the book and I had a relatively easy time settling into the posture and doing the meditation, which is a good sign. Of course we've committed to doing the meditation each day for the next two weeks (at least), even for just five minutes a day, so we'll see how easy it really is to do the meditations.
The counseling appointment also went well, I think. She was easy to talk to and I spent most of the hour talking. I was a little nervous going in because I wasn't sure what I wanted to get out of this or how much it would help. At the end of the session she said that she was happy that I was seeking therapy, which was quite reassuring.
She said that she usually does strength-based work, using the fact that people have lived through struggle as a way of getting through other things. I don't know what the other approaches are and I'll ask her about that when I see her next week, but I figure that it's worth giving this approach a try. If after a few sessions I feel that this approach isn't working, I'll try another with another therapist. For now I'll see her once per week and see how it goes.
This afternoon has been quite tiring - self-discovery and talking about my past is emotionally exhausting. Tonight I'm taking it easy and trying to avoid any hard thinking. Since I'm on my own tonight, that's not going to be all that hard. :)