I have always had the support of my loving husband and my BFF but I thought that would be the extent of it. I’ve had all failures with therapists and psychiatrists and even a good deal of medical doctors. Family is understanding unless it affects them personally. Which means rarely ever. I don’t have any friends, yes it does get really lonely.

I started to post on my blog. I did it  to keep track of my thoughts and moods so I could try and get a handle on what was happening, To find out if what I was feeling was real or my mind messing with me.

Seems like I do have some real feelings of my own. One of them that is fairly new is hope. Is that a feeling? Yes, because something strange has happened. By writing I have found a really remarkable support system. I didn’t expect it and am not 100% sure that I deserve it but I got it. It makes me want to try even harder.

Right now I am “almost” at the bottom of depression. It is an effort to even breathe. Everything hurts.  I just want to go back to bed and sleep until it passes and if you have been reading my blog that can takes months for me. Normally that is just what I would do.  I would shut everything down. I would just stop. Things have changed.

Even though it takes so much effort having a support system makes me want to try, it makes me want to challenge myself.

I set 4 simple goals (simple ha) to follow every day:

  1. Post on both my blogs
  2. Do Lumosity
  3. Go Out and take at least 1 picture
  4. Do something with packing.

I’ve managed to keep up with this. It’s hard, like really hard not to just curl up in a ball and wallow. Smiling is hard but I’ve managed a little one here and there. Moving is an effort but I drag one foot in front of the other. I am sure that I look like Frankenstein’s monster when doing so but I am moving. It’s going to get worse before it gets better. I am going to work hard to keep this up so I don’t let myself and the wonderful support system down.

Thank you for reading and for posting, it really means the world to me that you take time out of your lives to spend even a moment with me.


  1. Next week, why don’t you try adding another little goal? You can do it! I’ve been so down that my goals have been to eat, get dressed & make the bed each day. Get dressed was have a shower but at one point even that got too hard. It takes months for me too but you’ll get better soon and the fact you know that is amazing. My husband says that your next goal should be to tell your husband how amazing he is and that you know you’ll be ok. Sounds like we both have great guys.
    Feel better

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  2. Yep indeed, acknowledge the wonderful support and feedback system we get from blogging. Sometimes all we can do is a little at a time and that is good when compared to doing nothing. One of the blogs I enjoy is called “The Daily Post” as it sets writing challenges every day. The prompts suggest topics that I would not have thought about and it’s good to be challenged. It also mixes it up a bit for my followers and others.
    Keep up with those small changes; every little one helps.

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  3. You are awesome!!!!! I look for your blog posts every day. I am constantly inspired by your strength during such incredibly hard times. You can stick to your new list – I know you can!


  4. I am right behind you. It’s bizarre that the simple things go like getting dressed/bathing but that’s the mind for us 😉 I was a little less harsh and allowed myself to do it every other day to start a new item for the routine. Love where you are going though, you can do it! B&B xoxo


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