And so it goes…

I'm sad. Again. I don't really like to use the word depressed. It's so depressing. But it's true. Sometimes I have to remind myself this is a disorder. Sure there are things I can do to fight it. But there are also times that it's bigger than my fight. Last January I went cold turkey off anti-depressants. It was hell. The withdrawal symptoms were just awful, physical and emotional. I was on them for the better part of 24 years. Occasionally I did attempt going off of them only to bottom out again within 3-6 months. And then I'd go back. Today I'm 14 months without any anti-depressant ...

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Welcome 2018!

Wow, 2017 has been rough! However, there were some big blessings sprinkled in that year of rough patches and deep valleys. I welcomed a sweet new grandbaby and watching my sweet little Jbaby become a big sister has just been the best thing ever. Best part of the year. In 2017 I lost my way a bit. OK, a lot. My business struggled some. I battled depression, again. I've kicked the antidepressants and even though some of the lows were very low, I'm glad to have them out of my system. Menopause is in full swing...adding to the challenge of giving up pharmaceutical help. I clung to relationships ...

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