I've written a dozen posts and scrapped them since last time. I had different reasons for doing so, generally because it wasn't professional or it would be easy to misinterpret or it sounded like whining.
So instead of my horrible attempts at explaining things, I'll just direct you to these amazing posts instead. Adventures in Depression, and Depression Part Two. (Language warning.) See, not everything there explains perfectly how things worked out for me, but she explains it in a kind of hilarious way. I can laugh at things. And I cry at all the things. But... there hasn't been some miracle cure, and I sometimes slip back into old habits.
Anyway, it's just been a while, and I owe it to you to let you all know that I'm doing fine, turning over a new leaf.
No, not that New Leaf, although it's an addicting game. (Anyone have cherries? Cuz I still need those.)
June has done wonders for my physical, mental, and emotional health. I can write and write for hours without interruption (save the noise my neighbor makes as she steals shopping carts). I've been painting and cleaning and taking good care of my body. Well, mostly. I say that because it's now... 3:44 am.
Still working on that one.