My apologies to my loyal followers. For the last month my life has been in disarray with a few major changes. A new, but temporary job… a new residence in a new neighborhood… medical issues… little to no Internet access and car problems have stymied my writing efforts of late. To say the least my posts have not been as frequent as I had hoped. But, with money coming in and Internet at home expected this week, things are finally looking up. My sincere thanks to all of you that visit here often and especially for your welcomed comments and support. Now on with the blog!
When in my thirties I was watching a television show one night about depression. When it was over I realized that the way I was feeling wasn’t “normal” and that I was in fact suffering from depression. It was an eye-opening experience to say the least. The word epiphany definitely applies.
Many of my family have suffered the same, some of them worse than others. I recall my mother — especially during the holidays — often speaking about having “the blues.” I wish I had understood then what my mother was going through but I was young and unable to relate. Little did I know that I too would someday suffer the same malaise. Like a lot of things I thought… that only happens to other people.
Depression is no fun and I thank my lucky stars that mine is comparatively mild… at least I think it is. And I have a handful of good friends that help in ways that can’t be measured. But still… it ain’t easy bein’ me.
The holiday season is the worse! And quite frankly I’m glad it’s now behind us. Especially with family distant… not so much in proximity… but distant nevertheless. The rainy Seattle winters don’t make it any easier. I can’t wait ’til springtime! Always for me my favorite time of the year Spring embodies thoughts of renewal and bright sunshiny days ahead (even here on occasion in Seattle). I’m grateful I have a few friends to share and enjoy those days of renewal with.
Happy New Year! Congratulate yourself, we’ve made it to see yet another year. That’s the way I look at things. I do hope yours, as well as mine, is an especially good one. I’m thinkin’ it will be. And it’s good to know that truly… the best things in life are free.