Haven’t posted in awhile. Depression is hard. It actually presents 2 sets of sadness and pain. The first set comes with the fog that surrounds and swallows you up. The 2nd set comes if you are lucky enough to emerge from that fog. Then with new clarity you feel the pain and sadness of the damage left in your wake.
Be kind to all you see the holiday season. There are a great many people who desperately need it.
This post was originally written in December, 2018. I began sharing my journey through depression and recovery that month. many of my posts were not only to share but my story, but they served as a type of therapy for me.
Good morning on this Wednesday. I hope everyone had a great Christmas. Had a few Christmas miracles myself.
New lesson learned on this 22nd day of recovery from Depression. It’s easy to become focused on restoring yourself to a happier, more whole person you used to be. That is a false path.
The true path forward means leaving behind your old self. The true path forward means learning to live with who you are and finding contentment in the here and now. It means acknowledging those parts of you that echo sadness and finding ways to keep those echos from becoming the dominant forces in your head, knowing they will always be there. But just echos…
If you ever feel overwelmed with sadness and fatigue, you are not alone. There are people who can help you through the fog. I can. God can. Together we can keep moving toward the light until that overwelming, paralyzing force is just an echo.
May all of you have a great day and remember to be kind.
StreetLights began when I started sharing my personal journey through depression, recovery, and faith. I began driving for Uber and Lyft two and a half years ago. I never realized how incredible this journey would become. As I began to share my own story, I started hearing the stories of thousands of people who have stepped into my car. From there, an overarching theme of kindness and connectedness emerged. We are all in this struggle of life together.
Now, I humbly begin the next chapter, as I officially welcome you to StreetLights.blog. I will be migrating all my posts from Facebook here, and continue to write on both pages.
It all started when I picked up some KISS fans from the Toyota Music Factory, in Las Colinas. We can get to the depression stuff later. My first post for StreetLights really occurred on September 27th, 2017…