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!!