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At this very moment I am currently in a battle with depression. Some of the symptoms I am experiencing are irritability, indecisiveness, loss of motivation, and not wanting to be around others. What is really bothersome right now is knowing activities that can boost my mood, yet not having the interests to get out and do them because I do not have the motivation. On that, I anticipated the arrival of spring temperatures so that I could get out and enjoy my favorite activities, yet today I do not have the interest in doing any of them despite the weather being perfect for anyone I would have chosen.

It is not easy when you live alone and do not have a handful of friends that check up on you regularly. And I am feeling as though if I were to send a text message or call some of the people I have in my life, that I would not get a response back, which is why they are not an option in the first place. I have to say that, the only things I have the interest in doing that could very well fight my state of mind are positive things I find on the internet, listening to musicals, watching comedic skits like Saturday Night Live or maybe even watching professional wrestling, which I tend to gravitate towards the enthusiasm and storylines presented.

This is not the first time I have experienced this and certainly will not be the last! What sucks about being in this mind state is that it seems neverending, yet it is not.

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher

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Written by Thomas Gouard

I'm a military veteran, a Direct Support Professional for adults with disabilities, and a college student pursuing a career as a substance abuse counselor. Outside of that I'm a runner, cyclist, blogger, writer, and fashion lover. I fell in love with writing during my second semester of college, and have found joy's in expressing myself with it.


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  1. I hope you will overcome it, I’m sorry you feel that way… I have to say, I had a lot of friends before and now I don’t have many of them to call to go out, or I don’t want to call them because I don’t find them suitable… Going out would be the best and doing the things that would make you feel better… Also, sometimes it’s ok to stay at home if you don’t feel like going out and enjoy some other things at the moment… And sometimes maybe you could make yourself go out even if you don’t want to because when you do you’ll feel better. Maybe some walks could help too

  2. You frankly said about depression. In our epoch of social media I sometimes think that everybody is pretending (of course not everyone, that’s my impression seeing ideal pics of the others’ life). By saying about your state you show that you are a real person with emotions, thoughts, mood etc.
    I think nature and good friends can distract you. I suffer from depression each autumn and winter. This year I went to a doctor and she prescribed me nootropic medicine for 2 months and I think it made my mood better.
    Maybe you need a big change in your life. When I leave my routine and travel somewhere my mood changes automatically! When I pack my suitcase I am already cured!
    Feel free to talk to me, don’t be alone in this not very simple period of your life. It’s temporal!!! 🙂

  3. Thomas many people turn to cooking, and that includes men lol. I have heard many men say how cooking helped them. I heard recently on a cooking show how cooking helped a little boy that had cancer. He was on the cooking chow called ‘Chopped.’ He said how when he was in the hospital how the series saved him, and then he actually went on the show and won. Cooking is good therapy! Start out small, like inventing a great sandwich.

    • I am fighting man. I am assuming that with this graduation my emotions are triggered because I have not planned my next steps, which I do have an idea of what I want. I’m starting all over, and having this degree is a new step.

  4. Even though I am not depressed I know where you come from. I am alone mostly 24/7 but my friends do live below me if a need something but they have their own issues. I intensely work on my desktop PC to make a passive income through the net. I think positive thoughts every day, listen to music, and I am going to add in some drawing and artistic coloring too which I have wanted to do for a long time. Me, myself, and I work hard to find something to smile about each day and you like me should always remember as long as there is someone on the other side of the PC screen we are not alone and many people know we are in this world. I also have 2 cats for company. Too bad we are so far from one another I would not mind sharing a thought or two with you anytime things get a bit too heavy.

    • I hear you out. And on a side not, I would love to have a cat for therapeutic reasons. It would give me company versus me utilizing things like YouTube, and music every single day. I have to say that while at work is when my spirits are at its highest because I have clients that keep my mind boggled.

        • Thank you, RasmaSandra. I will connect with you via Gmail. Also, we have a shelter here in Chicago filled with kittens waiting to be adopted. That shelter allows us to donate money and spend time with the kittens. Once my semester is over with, I plan to add once a month visits to my schedule.

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