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Friday, September 18, 2009

What did I just come in here to do?

Despite the hectic schedule I sometimes keep, I'm really happy.

I met with my psychiatrist this week (the woman who prescribes my anti-depressants) and was so grateful to be able to report good news. Not only am I able to be happy, but I'm also still able to feel sad. That might sound confusing. Shouldn't anti-depressants keep a person from feeling sad? I think that's a misconception. For me, anti-depressants keep me from getting stuck on sad. I know it's okay to feel overwhelmed, angry, hurt, sad, etc. What wasn't okay for me was feeling that way for 6 months at a time. For feeling like I had no control over how I felt. For feeling like I'd feel that way forever.

That's why I sought out therapy and, eventually, medication. That's why I'm still on my medication. That's why I plan to meet with my psychiatrist every 3-6 months for as long as I need. We talked specifically about how the outside stimuli that used to put me, and keep me, in funks are no longer present in my life. Getting rid of those things has made it easier for me to find happiness. To keep happiness. To know that every day will bring change, and it just might be amazing.

photo taken and edited by me: winslow park, freeport maine.

2 comments:

  1. As always, you're an inspiration.

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  2. That is wonderful. I am so glad that life is so good for you.

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