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On Becoming More Than Not My Mother

I think that, for many of us, parenthood is just as much about our childhoods as it is about our children. It’s the great do-over, the chance to right all the wrongs of our mothers and fathers. To be honest, … Continue reading

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Accepting MY Normal

One of the worst things about depression is the feeling that you’re not normal. You can’t do as much as everyone else, and you don’t understand why.  You get tired.  You can’t focus.  You’re easily overwhelmed.  You beat yourself up … Continue reading

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In which I quote Dora and the Bible and reassure you that I’m fine. Basically.

I know it’s hard to read about someone else’s pain. Well, unless you’re an asshole, I suppose. But for most people, coming face to face with someone’s heartache and fear and doubts – and not being able to do a … Continue reading

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I’m doing the happy syndrome dance. But not with popcorn.

Ladies and gentleman, we have a diagnosis. If you haven’t been following the seemingly never ending saga of what the fuck is up with Miss Britt’s health, this post will make no sense and be of no interest to you. … Continue reading

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OH. The consequences of personal blogging.

I’ve been writing on this blog for almost three years.  It has always been a personal blog – more personal than most, I’ve been told.  But it wasn’t until recently that I understood why so many people were baffled by … Continue reading

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So I went to see the endocrinologist today…

I had my appointment with the endocrinologist today. I got a call a few days ago that there was an earlier appointment open and, thanks be to Avitable, I was able to take the morning off work and take advantage … Continue reading

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So maybe I’m not just tired.

I’ve whined a lot about being tired on this blog. I hestitate to do it because everyone is too damn tired and there’s nothing more stressful about my life than yours.  But somedays, the tired outweighs the creativity and so … Continue reading

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On seeking redemption

Our first encounter with Disney World was a disaster. It was a year ago. Devin’s birthday. He was turning eight in a new place, and I was swirling in the darkest depths of my depression. Instead of enjoying A Very … Continue reading

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Depression – 6 Months Later

Every month I wait until I’ve taken the very last blue and white pill before I log into the Walgreen’s website and order my next refill of Cymbalta. There’s no deeply profound psychological reason for this. I’m just painfully cheap. … Continue reading

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Is This What U2 Meant By “Stuck In A Moment”?

As most of you know, I am currently being medicated for Depression. For those of you who don’t, you can read all about my steamy hot love affair with Depression here. For the most part, I can tell you that … Continue reading

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