Monday, June 18, 2012


Seems like depression is pretty much in my life to stay. I've looked at things I've written online and at home and it seems like I have a large circle going on that keeps coming around about every 5-7 years. How fun is that? It's a constant fight/struggle to maintain a normal happy. I now don't believe it's possible to do. Esp. without a job. At least with a job you can afford at least one doctor appointment now and then.


  1. Just wanted to say that I think this is pretty typical for artistic people. At least most of the ones I know do suffer from bouts of depression and I am involved with several art communities of various genre. I have found for myself that giving myself permission to have a few bad days once in a while is OK. I just try to plan to do nothing but what I want on those it sleeping, reading, arting, or nothing at all. I even turn off the phone if I want. And if I have a long spell of down days, then I have an escape place to go where I can rejuvenate. It used to be to go home to my mom as I could just be lazy and do nothing and I could sleep as much as needed. Now that she has passed away, I go to my single daughter's home. She is at work all day and only has a cell phone so when she is gone the house is quiet and I can do whatever I want. Since she too is a paper artist she gives me free use of her art room and supplies and I find that really helps too. Good luck in your journey to find what works for you.

    1. Thank you so much that really made sense to me.