struggling. Its not so much just creatively, but struggling to do anything.....and everything. I jokingly call it my not-depressed depression. My doctor, though, didn't find the humor in it and took me seriously. Thank God she did. Its like for the first time in about a year in a half the menofog that I've been experiencing is lifting. The weird thing is that once the fog had lifted I looked around and found all the things that I've let go! Little by little over the last 6 weeks though I've been getting things done and am definitely back on track to my old self.
That brings me to this year's word....Finish. I have a long list of projects that need finishing! That is totally not like me. Normally I start a project and finish a project. But not the last few years. It seems like I have the attention span of a gnat! This this year...2019...is about finishing!
Luckily I have about 10 days off from work that will not only be filled with family time but time in my studio. I'm going to be posting a big TO-DO list in there and on here and will steadily work my
way through the list. For me that's the only way to get things done. I plan on using my Happy Planner which has helped get my everyday life back on track. I found out this week that there are people on Etsy that have made stickers just for sewing and quilting for my planner (of course there are - I mean aren't the Etsy people the most ingenious people we know?) Between my new determination and some thoughtful planning, I know I can get this done!
Anybody who wants to join in with me on this quest please let me know. We can keep ourselves accountable.
Also, on a very much more serious note.....Depression is not just feeling sad, suicidal or worthless....its also the lost of interest in things you like the best, feeling tired all the time and having a foggy head or being unable to concentrate. If you have these symptoms see your Doctor, please. Don't be like me. I went in for a totally unrelated matter....they gave me a screening that they were giving all their patients and lo and behold, I was suffering with a mild bout of depression. GET HELP! I can't believe I didn't go in sooner!!
Also to my Christian readers, Have a very Merry Christmas and remember how much God loves you. To everyone else, take time to enjoy the ones you love and love you!!
So What Have You Been Up to Creatively?