I’m finally feeling lighter. Depression feels like a heavy weight on my chest and in my gut. It holds me down and makes it hard to move, hard to do anything. I feel perpetually drained. And it kills any interest in things other than my pets and sleep.

But the weight is lighter. A month after my last medication adjustment and after the adjustment period (read: hell), I actually have some energy, and my motivation and willingness to engage with the world is coming back.

I’m hoping this is the start of some momentum upward and out of the darkness.


About slmcdanold

I’m learning to laugh at myself on a daily basis. I’m a librarian (cataloger) and I love it. My job involves all things metadata related in any and all formats. I have been known to cause a ruckus when necessary (aka troublesome cataloger) and make no apologies for it. I have a passion for continuing education and teaching. I’m a newbie coder (still learning). I like to cook. I’m a fan of rugby (go Australian Wallabies!) and ice hockey (go Detroit Red Wings!). I’m car-free and bike/walk a lot. I’m learning to love running one stride at a time. I own (and love) a very mouthy cat with a punk attitude and a slightly neurotic rescue mutt.
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