I was really quite stressed yesterday and let out a lot of emotions in my journaling last night. This really seemed to help calm me down and my TMS symptoms improved as well. I normally keep all my feelings bottled up, but today I talked to two friends about how I’ve been struggling to cope with certain things. It was useful for me because they were able to understand my feelings and also help me to see things from another perspective. When I came home I went running and ran faster than I ever have before. I didn’t even mean to run that fast. I just set off at that pace and it felt comfortable to me. After the run I felt a sense of calm again, like I’d released a lot of pent up emotions. I also felt my shoulder relax in a way that it hasn’t for a very long time. It was a really pleasurable feeling and put me in a great mood. I’m slowly learning that there will be bumps in the road on this journey, but I now have hope, which is the most important thing.