Thursday, September 24, 2009

to the 2000 me

*I chose to write my blog about the year 2000, which was the same year I first dealt with depression. My marriage had just ended after finding that my exhusband had lied to me, did not love me, and had cheated on me. I was devastated and thought that my life was finished.
I would tell myself that everything is ok and that my life was not over. I would also tell myself that I would fall in love again and experience true happiness again. I would advise myself to never put 100% confidence in a man or anyone else. We all make mistakes. We have to pick ourselves up after we fall down. Depression drags a person down and there are still so many things for a person to be happy about. Instead of sleeping all day, I would have made myself get up and go somewhere. I could go to a movie because I loved movies. I could also spend more quality time with my parents and hang out with some of my dearest friends again. The main thing that I would tell myself would be to make every moment count because time truly does fly by.


  1. Isn't it funny how often the times in our lives we look back on are the times when we were the most devastated? And in retrospect that was the moment we started on the path toward a better life? I read once that life is made up of just a few days in which everything changes. Those few days are spread throughout your life...but that's your path.

  2. Wow...I don't know what I would do if I went through that myself.

    I can't even imagine it. The good thing is that it seems that you did get up and kept going. Good for you.

  3. Thanks for the comments. It's funny how a person thinks "the world is over," but yet life keeps going. I think it is the tragedies in our life that make us stronger.

  4. I have battled depression since I was 16 years old. I am now in my 40's. I have learned to live with it. In my late teens, it immobilized me. Now, I can bring myself out and function.

    Depression is a seducer. You do not wish to feel better, but simply to recline in his arms forever, praying for a fleeting death. But we continue to wake up to face a new dawn, promising hope. We live.

    Do what you need to do to get away from the Seducer. LOL He is not good for you either. Trust me, I know! ;-)

  5. in retrospect that was the moment we started on the path toward a better life?
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