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|April 4, 2013||Posted by Issa under Radical Self-Acceptance|
I originally started writing about depression because when I’m depressed I can’t think about much else. That’s happening right now.
I’m in a depression. (Thank you Greta Christina for that language: “in a depression” sounds so much better than “having a depressive episode” which is what I had been saying.) It’s been going on a couple of weeks now. Too long to just be a bad day.
I’m doing okay on the home front. Parenting-while-depressed is a skill, I suppose, and I feel like I’m doing it okay right now. Stuff with Joshua is good. We have strategies that keep us sane even when I’m not.
Honestly, the thing I’m most frustrated with lately is blogging. I’m worried about a variety of things about GLORIFY. And I can’t make the number of posts I want to here at LoveLiveGrow.
So I’m hitting up the standby of just talking about depression.
I’ve even abandoned social media. My (few and far between) tweets are little bursts of depressed anger:
I need a pause button for my life. For when it’s hard to take a breath and keep going. #depression
— IssaWaters (@IssaWaters) March 25, 2013
I hate the world. And people. It’s all stupid.
— IssaWaters (@IssaWaters) March 27, 2013
Still struggling. I had a couple of days of serious depression. A couple of days a little lighter. I always feel like I’m sinking, though.
— IssaWaters (@IssaWaters) March 28, 2013
Depression makes it really fucking hard to be a writer.
— IssaWaters (@IssaWaters) March 29, 2013
Jeezus. Getting out a fucking blog post tonight is like pulling teeth. I can’t write for shit.
— IssaWaters (@IssaWaters) April 2, 2013
Tonight on Twitter, craving interaction, I just decided to start having discussions with people about depression. I asked:
Have you ever taken meds for your mental illness(es)? And then stopped? Did you regret the decision? Ever go BACK on meds?
— IssaWaters (@IssaWaters) April 4, 2013
I’m sure you can tell from my convo starter what’s really on my mind: whether to go on taking my med combo. How about you? What’s been your experience going off meds?
|July 5, 2012||Posted by Issa under Counter/Culture|
I have returned home from the Rainbow Gathering.
Re-entry from these kinds of things is always tough.
I had an… interesting time. Maybe even life-changing, although certainly not in any ways I could have expected. I may have a lot more to say about the Rainbow Family later on after more processing, but for now let me just say that I’m glad I went and I’m glad I’m home.
I think I’m having a mid-life crisis. It’s been happening since Dylan was born, but I think this week was the peak. I’ve got a lot of questions about who I am, where I fit, where I’m going, what I want. Since I’m not a teenager, it must be a mid-life crisis. It involves a lot of thinking. And angst.
Two things weigh heavily on my mind as I contemplate the contrasts between my experience at the Rainbow Gathering and my experience in my day-to-day life. One is the meaning of community and one is the role of the online world. I’d love to hear your ideas and add them to my swirling thoughts.
What does community mean to you? Do you belong to a community? Do you have a group of people that you belong to, and with? People that you can call “my people”? How do you know that you are one of them, and how do they know that you are one of them? What role do these people play in your daily life?
What role does online stuff play in your daily life? How much time do you spend online? How much time/energy do you spend on social media? To what extent are your social media efforts about enriching in-person relationships versus primarily online relationships? Any other thoughts about social media or the online world?
|January 4, 2012||Posted by Issa under Blogging|
I’m active lots of places online, and for the brand new year I hope that you’ll join me here and there and everywhere!
|Google+ is my social home online. I post a lot of things I encounter while surfing, plus phone pics of Dylan, updates about my life, news items, etc. Have you tried out Google+ yet?|
|StumbleUpon is my other new passion. It does an amazing job of helping me find stuff online that perfectly matches what I’d like to read. Fun stuff, informational stuff, great articles tailored to my interests. I’d love to connect with other Stumblers, so I hope some of you hook up with me there!|
|LoveLiveGrow has a Facebook page now! I’m just starting to figure out what I want to post there, so be sure to hit the LIKE button, say hi, and talk to me about what you want to see or share interesting things yourself.|
|And Twitter! I think of Twitter as kind of a guilty pleasure. It’s so short and rapid, it’s got a giddy feeling for me. I love to chitchat on Twitter, so let the tweets fly!|
|I adore RSS and read lots of blogs in my reader everyday. It’s a great way to keep up with every post here and be the first to read them. What other blogs are you subscribed to? I’m always interested to find new content.|
|And I just added the option to subscribe by email. Each time I make a post, you get it in an email. It’s an easy way to follow along. (If you’re seeing this in your reader, you may need to click through to see the subscribe form.)|
How about you? Where else can I find you online?