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. (more…)