My name is Suzanne, Suz, Sue, Suzy Q or Peggy Sue depending on who is addressing me. I am a woman who is on the cusp of celebrating her 50th year and have 2 adult children and one teen. I share my home with the man of my dreams (a.k.a. The Garden Gnome), the Teen, HRH Princess Smudge (the cat) and Mr Magoo (the goldfish). We also share our garden with wildlife and birds.
This is my personal blog. It is focused on looking for the beauty and blessings in life and moving forward from the dark places that sometimes consume us. We all go through dark patches in our lives. For some, it becomes serious and medication may be required. For others, it is just a ‘speed bump’ on the road of life. In my life I have suffered grief, loss, despair, abuse and an abundance of love.
Just over 10 years ago, I received an official diagnosis of depression. I had probably suffered with depression on and off for many years prior to this but had never taken the step to go and talk to a professional hence no diagnosis prior to this. Depression is a funny thing. I know it can be beaten (and I have done it on a number of occasions) but it’s like an unwelcome house guest that just keeps turning up on your doorstep. The best thing about this though, is that over the years I have learned how to make its stay shorter and shorter. Part of my learning process has been to write. I’ve always kept journals and written in some way. It has aided me in so many ways. Right now, I am writing a book. My original intent was for it to be about depression but it keeps evolving. I don’t know if I have finally settled on a topic for the book but a book I will write! As Captain Jean Luc Picard of Star Trek fame would say “Make it so”.
Through this page, I hope to share hope and encouragement that may help others in their journey through this thing called life. On occasion I may post things that don’t fit neatly into the category of moving forward and looking for the blessings but hey, life isn’t all cut and dried right?
My goal with this blog is to create content that is relevant to those who read my posts. Maybe I can offer insights that will help. My wish is to reach out and assist those who need it.
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