I owe you an apology. This week I put out a ton of sponsored posts. I do not like to do that; I try to limit sharing sponsored content to no more than once a week. But I had three due this week, and I waited until the last minute to write them all. Well, that’s kinda-sorta-but-not-entirely true. I haven’t been myself lately. I’ve been battling the most severe bout of depression that I’ve ever had.
I’m not trying to use my depression as an excuse. Life goes on, continues, whether I’m depressed or not. I get that. But this is the first time that I had a hard time functioning on a day-to-day basis. I always become a hermit, but this time I had a hard time getting out of bed. I had to make the bed as soon as I got out of it so that I wouldn’t climb back in it. My life, and all responsibilities, got put on the back burner.
On the afternoon that Robin Williams’ suicide was announced, I was at my doctor asking to get back on anti-depressants. That was about a month ago, and I’m happy to say that they have kicked in and I finally feel better.
Interesting side note: I also realized that maybe my depression is cyclical. On Sept. 4, 2013, I wrote a post titled Crawling Out Of Darkness: What Depression Feels Like. Looking back, I’d written other posts about my depression, all during the summer months.
All that being said, I just wanted to say that I’m sorry for bombarding you all with sponsored content this week. It won’t happen again.