Like Andrew and Becky, I too have faced the struggles of depression. My depression is cyclical, and is very contingent on the season. Every fall I start noticing that I’m finding it harder and harder to get up in the morning. As soon as work ends, I drive straight home and spend the next few hours on the couch watching Netflix, or reading (usually the former, because it takes less work). The deeper it gets into winter, the less likely it is that I get out of the house and do anything I’m not required to do. I even find myself taking more vacation time–not to do anything fun, but just to not have to get out of bed in the morning. Continue reading
Monthly Archives: October 2015
Well? Do they? This morning I read this fantastic article from the AV Club discussion how well Willow, Ron Howard’s 27 year old brainchild, withstands the test of time. The author discusses the deep impact the movie had on him as a child, and how many years later, he has recently dug out a copy of the movie and watched it, finding the imagery, while dated, to be as fantastical, macabre, and imaginative as he did as a child, if slightly less engrossing–different from other movies of the same time frame, which have aged more poorly. Continue reading
Most people that know me are unaware that I suffer from depression. I just started an incredible new job, I’m engaged to the love of my life, and things couldn’t be better, and yet I still use “suffer” in the present tense.
To me depression is like an addiction. While I’ve never dealt with any substance abuse, I’ve read statements from people who have and they all seem to indicate that you don’t truly get over an addiction, you just learn to cope with it, and that’s exactly what depression is like. I’m addicted to negative thoughts and everyday I have to resist them. Continue reading