Doing Much Better Today

I’m trying to transition from writing privately about my days to writing publicly. The problem is that, if I write publicly, I have to figure out how to explain what I’m dealing with to any random person that might try to read this post and try to comprehend what’s going on. Which makes things so […]

Another Day that Feels Like Eternity

My body’s been feeling too heavy today. I don’t know what it means. It, of course, comes with this desire to do something uplifting in my life. But I don’t know if my life is the reason I feel so heavy. In other words, I’m not sure if this feeling is just caused by my […]

Guess I Am an Outsider and Will Never Be Understood

I just watched someone review a TLC show featuring a Tunisian guy who met a Canadian woman online. I had so many thoughts about what I saw that I don’t know where to start. But, ultimately, people’s reaction to this show left me feeling depressed, alone, upset, and hopeless. Some background: I’m in my mid-thirties […]

Why I didn’t want to be cured of depression

When I was younger, I thought depression just meant you couldn’t be happy like everyone else. And, of course, I wasn’t happy the way everyone else was (or seemed to be). I think my thought was “I do not feel happy, therefore there is something wrong with me. Therefore, I am supposed to see a […]

When I get “depressed”

Turns out I’ve been using the word depressed wrong. I say I’m depressed when I feel overpowered or overwhelmed. When things are unsettled in my life and I’m unsure of how they’ll turn out. Or when it feels like things are headed nowhere. Or when I’m just anxious for something of substance to happen. It’s […]

Happiness, from an exhausted person’s perspective

Right now, I feel even too exhausted to write this. Feels like I’m at the last stretch of a marathon and having to use a lot of energy to put one foot in front of the other. But really, I’m trying so hard to use my brain to think of words and to hold my […]

Goals in Life

Feel Okay (no nagging pains and discomfort that keep me from being able to focus on accomplishing much) Feel Good (not just okay, but able to actually feeling something positive beyond just lacking the bad things) Be Able to Handle a Job (without being miserable or finding it impossible to maintain any sense of well-being. […]

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