The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! I have been fighting depression for a few years, suffering with it before then. Let me tell you a little about myself and how I got to this point. I was in an emotionally/psychologically abusive relationship for over 20 years. I was being manipulated and controlled without really being aware of it. We can get into that subject later. After my second child I had a case of post-partum depression. I realized something was off pretty early so we attacked it and it subsided. Then I finally had enough of the abuse and my stubborness came out. It was stressful. My girls and I left the house with basically what we could carry. Money was tight and that just added to the stress. My job wasn’t going as I would have liked because of a bully-boss. But again I kept fighting. Some keys assets I had were good friends, a goal, and a good therapist. About 3 years ago I lost my best friend, soulmate to cancer. For certain reasons I didn’t have the opportunity to physically say good-bye (not that that would have helped), but I fell into the darkness. I withdrew from everyone and everything. I went to work, came home, sometimes made dinner, other times I just went to bed. This went on for 2 years. I have never felt that level of grief before. I felt like a piece of my heart was ripped out that day. I have days where I do not want to see or do anything, and I have to argue with those voices in my head. But I have learned a lot about how to fight this and I want to help others with depression who want to return to LIFE. No matter the reason for the depression, there are some things everyone can do to resist the darkness. Fight the darkness. So let’s do this together and support each other.

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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