Hi Blogville. I haven't been around much lately, though every morning I sit on the couch with a cup of coffee and read each of your blogs. I just haven't been able to comment.
Over the years, I've shared with you that I fight a constant battle against depression. It's a battle I've been fighting my entire life and I'm dealing with it now. When I lived in Maryland I took part in a depression research program at Johns Hopkins. Unfortunately, I learned that my depression doesn't respond to medications, so I've had to teach myself coping techniques. For the last few years these have been fairly successful, but they don't seem to be working so well now.
This year I've been hit hard and I'm really struggling with it and it doesn't feel like I'm making any progress. I'm trying to force myself to do the things that ordinarily make me happy and not just get sucked into the dark side of everything I see, hear and feel.
Though I sit down at the computer to blog, it just feels too hard and I walk away.
So tonight I'm making a year end resolution to really try to experience even some small pleasure from the things around me. I'm also going to try to blog several times a week, even if they're short posts. My sweet Fudge will help me with that.
Thank you for sticking by us for all these years. Your responses are so important to me and I'm proud to be a citizen of Blogville.