Why the daily Grateful lists?
I suffer from depression and anxiety. It’s something I have lived with for most of my life. These past few years have been particularly hard. Why? I can’t say. Maybe it’s that I’m only a year away from 40, maybe it’s the stress of the current sociopolitical climate, or maybe I’m just getting tired, I really don’t know.
A friend recently suggested writing a daily list, reminding myself of what I have to be thankful for. It helped him get his demons under control so maybe it would help me. So…I started a blog.
I’ve always liked writing. I’ve written short stories, poems, lyrics to songs that I performed with friends. You might have heard or read some of my stuff, it’s not likely but it’s possible. Maybe I’ll share some of my old work with you some time.
This blog allows me to do write again but on my own terms. To put my words and thoughts in one place and send them out into the ether for you to read and think about. If you like what I write, great, if not, well the words are still here for all to see.
I know the depression and anxiety will never completely go away, that’s not how it works. But you can control them, you can temper them, you can use them. It’s a journey that, like being on an ocean, has its ups and downs. You just have to be ready to face those waves.
Thank you for joining me on my journey. It’s nice to have you here. I’m Grateful you made the time to travel with me, no matter how short or long it is. Till next time.
Late To The Game 9/17/17