Taking Steps

So this morning I have taken the first step toward doing something different with my life. I signed up for the course I want to do.
I asked the GG about it and he told me that if it is something that I am really sure about, then go ahead.
I figure that I can learn more about myself in the process and then I will be able to help people more effectively.

And I need to pull my finger out and work on that book. The dilemma is how to make a book about depression readable. After all most people who suffer depression don’t want to pick up a tome that spouts medical advice and suggestions. They want something readable. A book that they can take something from. I need to pull my previous book proposal apart and re-work it.
I had a talk with my boss yesterday and tried to explain the mind of a depressive.
Those suffering depression know what we need to do to find wellness. We don’t need others telling us “If you went for a walk you’d feel better”. WE KNOW THAT.
Actually having the motivation to do it is the hard part. And then when we find that we can’t find the motivation to move our legs out the front door, we beat up on ourselves even more by telling ourselves we are useless and a waste of space that can’t even do something simple.
Vicious cycle much?
So today, I have taken a big step in signing up for the course.
I am also thinking of ways to get it out to the world at large about how important it is to talk about depression. People need to know.
If one good thing came out of the tragedy of Charlotte Dawson taking her final breath, it is that the media is now talking about depression. The unfortunate thing is that it is being overshadowed by the subject of cyber bullying. However since that is also something that is vitally important, I guess I really shouldn’t complain. At least depression is being talked about and the numbers for Life Line and Beyond Blue are being broadcast to the nation.

In a little touch of synchronicity – as I write this, the sun has just come out from behind the clouds and poured in through the window upon me.
Today is going to be a good day!!

40 thoughts on “Taking Steps

  1. This is really great Sue! Action often comes as a result of working through something tough. Congratulations on seeing things differently … and doing something about it too πŸ™‚
    One big step for Sue …. one more step forward for mankind!


  2. So happy you have come to a place where you can move forward doing something you have wanted to do, by taking the course. And I love that the sun is shining on you! literally ! πŸ™‚


  3. Good luck Sue. Been there, done that with the depression cycle. Still fighting it, but finding some release in humor. Thank God for clumsiness, MS, and quirky genetic background that lets me turn lemons into lemonade.


  4. It would be nice to see a book that covers various peoples experiences and how they over came depression. Detailed and truthful, the hardships of depression, give people a true reason to believe that depression can be beat. I find that all depression books are too happy go sunshine and motivational but they don’t tell of the damages of depression. In order to fix a problem you first got to understand it. Too many books about fixing not enough about understanding. All the best πŸ™‚ happy Tuesday πŸ˜ƒ


  5. Good luck with your course, Sue. I used to suffer from depression, it’s like trying to wade through mud and hard to explain to people why it’s so hard to get motivated. I was helped when a psychologist told me I had low self-esteem which surprised the life out of me, but through inner work i tracked it back to the years of being ground down by my father’s domineering and bullying attitude. Destroyed my confidence even though I never showed it. But it turned up as depression and once I’d quit a life where I was trying to get other people’s approval and discovered by own creativity with art and teaching, I never looked back. Hope you finally get the Black Dog off your back. Take care, Love, Mo


  6. Today will be a good day! A beautiful day. Sue, I believe that with your writing style you will have no problem at all putting depression into words that will make it not only readable, but enlightening and interesting as well. Don’t let the girl in the mirror convince you otherwise.


  7. I really hope you write this book. As someone who has depression, it is nice to read about someone else’s journey. It’s nice to know that I am not alone.

    Oh sure, I know lots of people have depression. But I don’t know many people who go around talking about how it affects their life. How they have to struggle just to get dressed each morning.

    So please, write your book. xoxo


    1. Thank you.
      I love the excellent suggestion of the South African to include the stories of others and how they have continued with their lives because each person struggles differently but we all still struggle πŸ™‚
      Take care.


  8. I’m sure you know of some of the people who have written about their mental health struggles and have had great success with their books. I haven’t found one that’s made it big that’s about depression though. Go do it Suzanne. You have the capability. I’m positive that it will be great.


  9. Yay! The first step is always the hardest. I’m sure that your way with words, and your compassion, you will have one fabulous book to read. I can’t wait!


  10. It really is great that you are taking a step forward in your life! I had a bad day today and understand how difficult it can be sometimes just getting out of bed and opening the curtains; I’d rather just sleep away another day so I don’t have to deal with it! It’s easy just to coast and do nothing because depression takes over, but it takes real strength to do something scary and new, so congratulations! Wishing you all the best x


    1. Thank you πŸ™‚
      As my tagline says “It goes on” and that is the one thing that keeps me stepping forward each day because whilst I am living and breathing, I have to keep moving.
      Take care and thanks for following and commenting. πŸ™‚


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