Depression Days

It is Not the End of the World

If you’re like me, you will be glad about January coming to a close.

I have been lucky if I think about it logically (though with depression nothing is ever logical.) I got through October, November, and December without depression, a rare thing. My old friend depression is usually right on my shoulder at this time of year. It is no surprise, at least not entirely. I had hope that things would continue on a good trend.

So with week three, and my depression still peaking, I figure the best thing to do is continue to write. I took yesterday off entirely in hopes it would help. It did a bit, but depression is no easy fix. It is gonna take all that I have right now to clear the fog. It is not the end of the world.

I could go negative. I have gotten, over the past week five rejection letters for my screenplay. But, there is real positivity because I have garnered interest. Even the rejection letters give me a positive outlook for the future of my screenplay Memory of Shane.

In even more positive news, despite my depression when I wake, I am well on my way in the beginning stages of my next novel, the longest that I will have ever written to this point. It will end up a series, and I have never been so excited in the pre-work of a novel before, and it is shaping up to be an exciting story (I will be making my first foray into fantasy fiction writing the area of focus for all my future writing.

What I have learned throughout my life is that depression is just a symptom of being Bipolar. Life can go on, and it does with or without you. I made a decision long ago that I will not let life pass me by. This depression cycle, like every one before it, always ends. Depression is never the end.

If you are struggling know that I am with you in spirit. We can continue to fight together. We are stronger together.

Life continues. Stay strong in the Fight.

Always Keep Fighting

James

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18 Replies to “Depression Days”

  1. I have same problem but I don’t take any medication I have hobbies that help me a little.

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  2. I spend more time in depression than in mania, which I read is typical of many people with a bipolar-type illness. It is always a struggle but I have to remind myself, like you said, it is part of a cycle and will eventually come to an end. I pray that this will pass quickly for you and that God will be with you in all that you do. Take care.

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  3. My depression took full hold on me back in September. I thought it would never end. Thank goodness it finally broke its spell on me the end of December. Hang tight, and keep writing. Keep your mind busy, don’t allow depression to win over you.

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  4. Love this article. I too deal with depression and well i feel like it is slowly slithering back. I was so good for like 2 weeks, its so overwhelming! Keep on writing!

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  5. Have any of you ever been in the process of recovery and had someone bring you down? I feel like this person is trying to bully for something I did when I was on an extreme manic high and drinking. I didn’t know I was going to do something so spontaneously and I feel that this person will never stop hating me. Tell me what you think about this situation: should he forgive me or do I deserve to be treated the way he is treating me?

    https://myawakeningonline.wordpress.com/2019/01/31/a-blessing-in-disguise/

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