Category Archives: depression

A Mixed Week

I’m slowly coming out the other side of a low patch, hence the hiatus in posting and writing. Most of the last week was spent curled up and struggling to get out of bed or off the sofa, but at … Continue reading

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Running on Empty

In some ways I’ve missed the big old black dog, but he always reappears to sit on my chest sooner or later. I’ve been trying to ignore him. That said, the flat greyness has been gathering the last month or … Continue reading

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Change of Plans

I’ve woken up this morning with, in the words of Mre B, no spoons.  This is a reference to the imagery of one’s mental reserves being a drawer full of spoons, and as you interact with people or perform tasks … Continue reading

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Tired

I need a holiday, there’s no two ways about it. Fortunately I only have to make it through next week and I can spin into neutral for a while – but I’m definitely fading. I can tell this is true … Continue reading

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I’m Happy

It’s surprisingly hard to say that out loud, let alone in public. I think it’s in part due to my own battles that have led to a distinct appreciation that happiness is temporary, and has to be worked at to … Continue reading

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That Damned Journal

A while ago I wrote about a journal I had rediscovered, which was full of the ramblings and diary entries that I had made in the early stages of a very bad time for me. Depression had me firmly in … Continue reading

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Struggling With Motivation

I think if this year has taught me anything, it’s that there can always be something else that goes wrong, or another wrinkle in the story.  I can be talking on the macro socio-political stage or on the most personal … Continue reading

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