I thought this might be the time to let you know a little about me.
I started blogging about five years ago. At that time, I also had two blogs and gave that up after about a year because it was a lot of work.
And now I’m right back at it. One blog is a lot of work, two blogs? Even more work. The only reason I felt I could pull it off this time is that this blog is very directed and specific. It’s only about helping others as they struggle through this awful illness.
As I’ve stated, I’ve been there, done that, and don’t ever want to do it again.
There are a number of people in my life that struggle with depression and anxiety. I’m very close to all of them, pray for them every day and listen to them a lot as well. It breaks my heart when they are going through a really tough time.
Sometimes I run out of things to suggest and then I feel inadequate.
I make myself available to them as much as I possibly can but there are days when they all need me at the same time and it can be overwhelming and draining. And yet I am grateful they know they can come to me. I’m glad they have come to realize I can be trusted with their pain.
I love all things creative. Decorating, painting pictures with all mediums, refinishing furniture, reading, drawing and doodling as you now know. I love “junking”, garage sales, thrift shops estate sales. I love chocolate and peanut butter. I really love iced coffee. I love studying my Bible. I love researching depression and anxiety. I love blogging. I love all DIY and crafting.
I love pizza and would eat it all day if I could.
I’m friendly and outgoing although I do have a problem with crowds and suffer some social anxiety although I pretty much can handle it now.
I am conservative in my beliefs but have never treated anyone harshly because they engage in behavior I don’t agree with or don’t believe the same as I do. I don’t believe in mistreating anyone who has different beliefs than mine.
I live in a very old house that we’ve updated and are constantly working on.
We have very small cabin in the northern part of Michigan that we bought about fifteen years. We call it “Teeny, tiny red cabin”. We had a small she/shed built on the property a few years ago where I pray, paint, read, etc. It’s absolutely adorable and the first place I’ve ever got to decorate from scratch. It’s truly my little “peace ” of heaven.
We are heading up there tomorrow. It’s our first trip up there this year and I’m so excited. I’m redecorating it in pink, mostly spray paint. Oh, I forgot, I love to spray paint. My family has been known to buy me spray paint as birthday gifts!
The she/shed, the cabin and my home are all decorated with used items except for the upholstered pieces. I love having a home that reflects my personality. My husband loves my style so he’s willing to help me out when I need it.
As you can probably tell, I’m interested in a lot of different things. Mostly because I hate being bored.
It’s hard for me to “get” how I could have ever been diagnosed with clinical depression. And yet I was and I have the journal entries to prove it. Sometimes it’s just a bad memory. Other times, when my mood has dropped, I remember all too well.
So hopefully, you know me a little better now.
We are all unique. We all have varied interests. And it doesn’t make a bit of difference when it comes to depression. A person can have lots of interests or no interests and suffer depression. There are as many different personality types that suffer depression as there are people. That’s the bad news.
Just as there are as many different paths to depression as there are people, there are also as many paths to recovery.
Have a wonderful and blessed day.
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