I haven’t written in a while because, well, I was too depressed to do so. Better now that Christmas is behind us. On a scale of 1 – 10, I would rate the depressive episode an eight. It really sucked. Stayed in sweats, no interest in bathing, horizontal a lot. Yeah, bad, bad episode.
I am just very grateful the episode is over. The depression began to lift on December 26th. Pretty much gone now. What did I learn from this episode? I learned that if I just held on it would end. That is the wonderful thing about getting older. From years of experience I know that (my) severe depressive episodes are just that – episodes. And they will pass – which it did.
All these happy people during Christmas. What’s up with that? They didn’t understand why I wasn’t happy, happy, happy. That (of course) caused me to feel even worse. Very irritating.
Two days ago I ran across a woman who felt just like I did, depressed with annoying happy people urging her to “Cheer up”. They just don’t get it. Below is the link to her blog post “21 Tips to Keep Your Shit Together When You’re Depressed”. Isn’t that great?