I need to move forward and stop waiting for something magical (like more hours in the day) to happen. Dreams don’t come true without a little hard work on the part of the dreamer.
So yesterday, I thought about where I want my book to go.
I have decided that I want the book to be about real people telling their stories. A chapter per person.
I am interested to know just what depression looks like to them and how it manifests. Do they take medication or seek therapy? What coping mechanisms do they have in place? What do they think occurred to trigger the depression?
Do they ride the rollercoaster of wellness versus depressive episodes? How can they tell when a depressive episode is on its way?
Through people telling their stories, I hope that those who have never suffered depression will gain understanding.
And those who do fight the black dog, find hope and inspiration. I want them to realise that they are not alone.
So, I put out a call on my Facebook page for anyone who might be willing to participate and so far I’ve received one reply from a lovely friend overseas. 🙂
Ideally, I would love to be able to chat with people face to face but for the times that I can’t, email will have to do.
I am putting one foot in front of the other and stepping out.
Ironically my stars for the week have told me to stop yearning for my dreams and exist in the present right now. At least it didn’t tell me to shelve the dreams. 😉
If you would like to be a part of my book, then feel free to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org