There’s a lot of gumph on Facebook (oh yes, that’s a technical term) but sometimes you come across a little gem which sticks with you. Here’s something I read last week:
You may not be where you want to be yet, but if you think about it, you’re no longer where you once were …
At first, I read it as a statement of hope. Then I read it again, and a poignant sadness descended. “You’re no longer where you once were.” That’s so true, and so sad.
I’m no longer financially independent. I’ve put on a lot of weight. I spend a lot of time isolated, at home, and I avoid contacting old friends because I don’t want to explain my current situation. I don’t sing anymore. I often feel very sad, and am vulnerable to mood dips. I could go on, but I won’t.
So I have a choice, don’t I? I may continue as I am, or I may make a list of those things which my mental illness have robbed me of, and begin taking positive action towards restoring them.
One of those things sounds far better than the other!
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A few of us have started a private support group on Facebook. If you’re interested, check out the info under the “Facebook Support Group” tab on my home page. xx DB