December

…and I never got over the blues. I feel so awful that I have no desire to write as it was my escape. Thank you to those who follow. I wish I had a better excuse other than my depression to explain away my lack of attention to my writing.

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Almost August

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And I am feeling my fall blues approaching too soon. It’s like, “What’s the point? Why are we here?” I know it’s the depression, but that doesn’t help mentally. My logic dictates one thing but my emotions tell me something else and their voice is stronger. I want to bury myself in a hole or run away from this. Depression or any mental illness stays with you all the time You cannot brush it away, hug it away, or run from it. You have to face it, get help, talk to people, and all those things that the depression tells you NOT to do in order to “feel” better. Even then it is only temporary because something brings it back. Whether it is something you control or not, it comes back. I tend to self-sabotage. Stop taking the meds I know that help. I feel lazy and worthless and it is hard to crawl out of the hole. I know I will. However, there will always be another one.

July

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July already

Is the summer swimming by?

Last week was so hot it felt like August. This weekend the air is cooler and there is less humidity. Feels wonderful.

Not sure how the weather is where you are but enjoy it if you can.

my story; isn’t over

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This is my new tat. See the previous post explaining the meaning of the semi-colon. I found this image online and it hit me as apropos for me. I’ve been touch by suicide many times. Attempts and successes of friends. My own attempts. And the thoughts of friends and family who were close but brought back to the light.

Remember, suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Only by living and supporting each other can we survive. Go hug a friend today! That person may need it more than you know.

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An important message

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This is my daughter’s new (from yesterday) tattoo. A very important message.

For those of you who do not know, the semi-colon is a symbol for suicide awareness. The butterfly can be a symbol of rebirth. And the words speak for themselves.

The most crucial message to teach our children is love. Especially loving oneself. And in order to teach this, the parent must live it.

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Happy Monday!

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Monday already. And June, we’re almost halfway through the year!

Somedays I feel like I have done absolutely nothing, Mostly those are the days when projects are many but small. Larger projects give me more of a sense of accomplishment.

How about you?