Mid-Week Check UP

How are we doing?

I finally made it out on Monday afternoon to take a one mile walk; that is a first in months.  It felt great to be out in the sunshine and warmth and to allow my legs to generate energy that made its way to my brain which helped to clear out the mental fog.  And in those moments I think,  “Okay, this feels normal, I feel “normal”.  I am on my way to being out of the pit and on with life.”  And then it can be three seconds later, the next morning or afternoon, and the weight descends once again.  “Where did the Light go?!”  “What did I do wrong to be back in this dark place?”

There are so many facets to this depression thing:
-people see us as lepers, not to be touched,  better ignore the situation
-there are no hard and fast answers
-why can’t we just “choose” to be happy
-body needs to move for health; absolutely no energy in the legs
-being productive is so vital to moving forward, but when the mind and body are not working it is an impossibility.
-please feel free to add to this list; what you have experienced

So I ask you, my friends, how do we keep moving forward.  What do we do when we have a good moment and then are thrown back into the darkness?

What I do know beyond a shadow of a doubt is that those of us suffering with depression/anxiety need a community of support.  Those who will walk along side us no matter how ugly it may get; they love us more than  they fear the disease.

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.  You are able to say to yourself. ‘I lived through this horror.  I can take the next thing that comes along,’  You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
-Eleanor Roosevelt

So what fears are you staring down?  How can we help you defeat that monster?

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
-Martin Luther King Jr.

I am cheering for all of us to take that first step…..and then the next!

Stepping Out in Faith,
Kay

2 thoughts on “Mid-Week Check UP

  1. And like the Israelites fondly recalling Egypt, when you get knocked off the mountaintop and back into the dark valley, as miserable as it is, there’s a morbid sense of comfort in the familiarity of being back there that makes it harder to step out onto the trail back uphill rather next time. Have been very busy in the last few days…. pondering your question…. not formed my thoughts into anything coherent yet. ☺🤓

    1. I love your thoughts; always have. Please check out Brene’ Brown. I know you will connect immediately with her. I know for me right now it is a matter of moving forward no matter how much it hurts. I DO NOT want to go back to Egypt; it is time for the Promised Land….the New Beginning….the Fresh Start….the life I was made for. Love you, my friend.

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