And Where Have You Been, Young Lady?

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That’s a good question, and I wish I had a good answer.

The truth of the matter is, as some of you might know, I lost my momma in August and the world has not been the same since. I’ve been trying very hard not to fall into the Abyss of Depression, but it’s been a difficult battle. Words don’t come as easily now as they once did, and this causes me no small amount of angst.

I guess everyone deals with a Major Life-Changing Event in their own way, and I have to constantly do a self-check — and I have to stop being so hard on myself. Why is it so difficult to be as kind to myself as I am to other people? Dunno. A Mystery of the Universe, at least for right now, because it’s too damned early in the morning to do an intense self-examination.

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If You Don't Read Anything Else Today…

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Please go and read Jonathan Crossfield’s post about Blue Day (aka World Mental Health Awareness Day.)

This talented writer says it better than I ever could, and I applaud his courage and eloquence in posting about a subject that is so painful and very difficult for most depressives to talk about.

So, please. Read. Take notes. It’s very likely either you, or someone close to you, suffers from depression and/or anxiety. Know you aren’t alone. Know there are ways to manage. Become educated.

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