Or maybe a better question to ask is “how do I get out of here?”
I have to ask myself – what am I doing here on this website? I’m reasonably intelligent, I come from a good, loving family, and I have amazing friends. I have many hobbies and interests. I have a balanced view of the world. But alas, here I am, on a website writing as someone living with depression. Proof, I suppose, that it can affect anyone.
What is depression like for me? Well, in my case I feel lonely – intensley lonely at times – even when I’m surrounded by others who love and care for me. I don’t know why. It’s also relatively recent. Five years ago I would have made a lewd joke about ‘those wacko depressed people’. Now I’m one of them and I’m learning to live with it. One day I hope to overcome it, but will use my time on the blogring to share my journey with you.
Comment by Aron posted on Wed, 04/11/2009 07:42
Thanks for the post, Will. I only just read it now. But it’s nice to hear from someone who gets it!
Comment by Will posted on Tue, 29/09/2009 21:04
I know what you mean, it took me years to face up to the fact that I couldn’t always blame others and the world around me for how I was feeling.
Like you, lots of things make me, me. I have a beautiful girlfriend, good job and my part-time post grad is going well. But every now and again, I feel alone, can’t communicate and I am utterly miserable. I have learnt to find ways to cope that work for me, positive things, like exercise, to stop my moods from taking over.