>Depression Free–Hallelujah! (Even if it is just ONE DAY)!

>I don’t even know if anyone reads my blog but I must share with the world…even one or two people of my great day! If you have read anything of mind lately (trust me, there’s a lot more things that I didn’t post that were a lot more depressing) or you know me in person, I have been struggling with a bout of depression. I have-in clinical terms-major depressive disorder or in layman’s terms “depression” and have struggled for almost ten years. I could go into a whole long thing about this struggle where I believe it came from, blah blah blah. BUT

I want to focus on my good day.

You may think something exciting happened or I heard some good news. Like maybe world hunger is going down. Or that my dad’s pain magically disappeared. Or that my brother Tim decided to move back from Germany (I know, I am happy for him, but miss him terribly). Or that I found the man of my dreams. Or that I have my financial situation under control. Or that I finally know what my life calling is.

Nope. It was just a normal day. The only thing I did differently was I took a Women’s Multi-vitamin, which includes lots of things I’ve discovered I need enough of like Vitamin B6 and B12, Iron, and some other things and Omega 6. I did my normal amount of caffeine, normal amount of including God in my day-okay could have done a little better with that-, normal breakfast, normal amount of sleep. I even had a difficult subbing job. I went…and I just felt GREAT. (I will say my depression is exacerbated by physical symptoms and my physical symptoms exacerbate my depression. And as of late, this has been utter fatigue at sudden, random times, like I will literally feel drugged and have to leave an event to go to bed–unless I’m working, of course.) Anyway, I had an amazing amount of energy–not anxious energy from caffeine, in which my already scattered brain goes a trillion miles an hour then BOOM I crash into a comatose-like state. But no. I stayed positive and energetic. I genuinely LIKED myself. It was the best feeling in the world and I can’t thank God enough for this simply beautiful day.

After work, I took a walk on some trails at a nearby park. Then helped my roommates clean up the yard. I could really feel the endorphins flowing out freely. I enjoyed a delicious leftover meal I made yesterday–chicken fettucini. IT was amAAAzing may I be so bold to say. Then to top it off, Theresa reset our wireless router, so I NOW have internet on my very own computer (I have been patiently waiting for weeks to get it figured out!)

THANK YOU GOD! I will hope for another wonderfully simple and beautiful day tomorrow. Even one such moment that I experienced today would be an incredible gift. (And I will try not to think about the mice I hear in the walls 😦 )

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5 comments

  1. Becca · November 12, 2009

    >I have heard great things about B12. I've been wanting to take it, but need to run it by my doctor first. Glad today was a good day. I truly believe we Americans have a lot of nutrient deficiencies that contribute to poor health. Yay, for discovering the multi-vitamin.

  2. Becca · November 12, 2009

    >i love you cousin…and i read everything you post 🙂 love you lots and lots and am so thankful for your beautifully, simple, joy filled day! God is so amazing

  3. Tiffany · November 12, 2009

    >Brittany – I'm so glad that you had a great day today – a gift! I pray for more of them for you, and on the days that aren't so great, that God will carry you through and flood you with grace and peace when you are least expecting it. Sleep well! Love you – Aunt Tiff

  4. neckbeard · November 12, 2009

    >I read your blog. And I will be praying for more days like this one. :-)love, Andy

  5. Megan · November 13, 2009

    >Brittany – So glad for you! FYI, my chiropractor has been testing and treating me for food allergies because of joint pain (apparently allergies can manifest in many different physical ailments) and one that I was allergic to and not absorbing well were B-vitamins…something to maybe look into someday.

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