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100 Happy Days

GC and I were walking to the bus stop the other morning and he asked if I wanted to do the 100-Day Happiness Challenge with him.

“Absolutely,” I said. “What is it?”

So here’s what it is. You can start anytime. You register. Every day you take a picture of something that makes you happy that […]

Where have I been?

Where have I been the last few months? I’ve been depressed. I still am, but I’m doing better now than I was. It was bad. It started in December and peaked in February I think. Between crazy workload issues and packing and moving and selling the house and renovations and migraines and awful migraine prevention […]

The light at the end of the Effexor tunnel

Today is my 5th day without Effexor. Yesterday was brutal. I had all the symptoms of the other four days (only worse), plus a migraine, fatigue, and bouts of profound sadness.

I got up in the morning and tried to go to work but soon realized that wasn’t going to happen. Making breakfast for the […]

Effexor Discontinuation Syndrome: brain whack

Remember about a year and a half ago I got depressed and started taking the anti-depressant Effexor? Well, after a little while I didn’t feel depressed anymore, but I couldn’t tell whether the depression was really and truly gone or Effexor was just masking it. I kept taking it, even though I felt it made […]

My blogging mojo

The problem is, I seem to have lost my blogging mojo. I think it’s a casualty of depression.

Normally I go through my days with what I call my “blogger’s eye” wide open. It’s a way of seeing the world, a way of discovering bloggable things in even the most mundane of days.

But these […]

The eternal optimist cries uncle

I hate to admit it, but I seem to have sunk into a bit of a depression.

I’ve been feeling kind of down since January, so I took an online depression test, which said I was moderately depressed. (Not that I totally trust these things. Apparently the depression test was sponsored by Eli-Lilly, manufacturer […]

Not feeling much like me

It’s been a funny sort of week. The weather is glorious and everybody else seems to be feeling the weight of winter being lifted from their shoulders. People look lighter and happier.

Not me. I’ve been feeling unusually stressed out and a little depressed the past few weeks.

A bunch of things are weighing […]