I haven’t blogged in a long time…no good reason, just kind of overwhelmed with life.
May I just say that depression sucks? I am a lifelong sufferer. Since medication entered my life, in my thirties, I have felt better…most of the time. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a “magic” pill that works all the time. I did well on one medication for years, and then it stopped working. That pattern has continued for each med I have tried. After a few years on my latest med, I am finding myself sliding slowly but surely into the murkiness. So, as soon as I can gather myself, I will go back to the doctor and try once again to find something that will allow me to return to my preferred cheery and optimistic state.
In the meantime, I try to focus on things that I love and that brighten my world. One new thing that has enriched my life is a mobile app called Happier. It encourages me to post quick, but meaningful things that make me happy, through words and/or photos. Even as I was weeping over the devastation and lives lost (especially those of the children) in Moore, Oklahoma yesterday, I was able to reach deep and share. Thank you to the folks who created this application…it makes me very happy!
Speaking of things that make me happy…
And then there are…
Lots of reasons to be happy!
Depression sure does suck, especially insidious is how it drains your energy to do anything to lift it…to do anything at all for that matter. You are so wise and brave to keeping chipping away at it, one happy reason at a time ,and I hope all the beautiful people, animals and flowers I see here help give you the boost to make that appointment ! You are an inspiration always Lynna and I know no one with a bigger heart :).
Oh, Chris…you are high up on my happy list…sounds like you know whereof I speak…
Thanks Lynna and I do!
Renee Widrick says
Oh life sure can pull at us in many directions…it’s often so hard to find ones bearings.
Keep focusing (and posting) on the happies that are all around you – be it near and far…
and the perk is your happy make so many of us happy too!! (Your photographic eye is spectacular)
Thanks, Renee…I don’t know what I’d do without my friends and family to help me through…and our baby…oh, my…