Photo by Sara Kurfeß on Unsplash Who knew staying focused would be so difficult. It is Sunday morning, shortly after 8 AM. I just spent close to 45 minutes scrolling through the internet on my phone. Up before 8AM, I had planned to do some writing before everyone else got up for the day. That didn’t work out the way I thought it would. And I seem to get suckered … [Read more...] about Even My Depression Tells Me I Should Be Paying Attention
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Photo by Ant Rozetsky on Unsplash The snow was heavy, intense, and brief. In less than an hour, it dropped an inch, which piled up mostly on parked cars. After I looked out once, I decided to look again before going to bed. The snow had already stopped. I’m not sure when the stars came out, but the morning dawned clear and crisp. It was tolerable outdoors until the … [Read more...] about It Snowed Last Night, And My Depression Is Letting Me Write About It
Photo by Kristina Tripkovic on Unsplash Is depression remission even a thing? And what makes me think that I am not doing ok with my depression? Do I really have a lot of questions about where I am? Should I be running to my WRAP plan (wellness recovery action plan)? Is it ok that I have not returned the call from my peer advocate from yesterday? I have more questions … [Read more...] about Am I Having a Depression Remission?
Photo by Jonathan Knepper on Unsplash Today is a federal holiday. It is MLK day and everything federal is closed. A lot of businesses, well at least the home offices of these businesses, are closed. It’s a three-day weekend in the middle of January. Even so, I am going to work at 12 noon today and get off at 9 PM. At home, it is 26 degrees and a light blanket of snow … [Read more...] about Should Life Be A Holiday?
Photo by Adrian Hartanto on Unsplash I am using a lot of cliches recently. What I am trying to understand as we go into 2024, is whether I am moving in tune with the times? It is easy for me to see that this year is going to be different than last year. But it is not as easy for me to see how I will fit in. My focus, as the year dawns, is how can I retire again? I … [Read more...] about Time Marches On, But Am I Marching with It?