Dear Depression, Go Fuck Yourself

I’m posting today because, dear readers, that time of year has come. It gets dark outside before 7PM, I’m working full-time on my feet, and quite simply, I’m tired of blogging. I’m tired in general.

The part of my brain that does the motivational stuff isn’t working properly anymore.

This post probably isn’t an official “hiatus” post or anything like that. I just put down the payment to renew my domain name, after all. But until my brain reboots itself, there probably will be a slowing of original content, with an occasional political re-blog until the election. After that, I’m not sure…

I’ve been thinking about Allie Brosh, the author of the web-comic-blog Hyperbole and a Half.

She posted her last comic,“Adventures in Depression,” about a year ago.

October 2011:

But trying to use willpower to overcome the apathetic sort of sadness that accompanies depression is like a person with no arms trying to punch themselves until their hands grow back.  A fundamental component of the plan is missing and it isn’t going to work.

I don’t know how she’s doing, or if she ever got better enough to finish her book. I haven’t heard much since the thread she responded to on reddit 6 months ago. But I hope she’s still doing well. And I hope she finishes her book.


One thought on “Dear Depression, Go Fuck Yourself

  1. There is an old saying, “if you give up, you won’t know how it feels to win.” Okay, I made that up. We do not have to be happy to function, and there is no rule that life should be pleasurable. Certainly there are hundreds of thousands of starving people on this planet… many of them still find reason to smile. Don’t worry that life is not perfect for in time you will find that it is unfolding exactly as it should. Happiness is less about what you have than it is about what you think you have. Depression, like a disease, can lash itself to you like a barnacle. It stops neither blue wales nor ships. Don’t let it stop you. One day you’ll look back and say ‘yeah, I did that… and I was depressed, wait till you see what I do when I’m not depressed’

    Of course, that is all platitude. Still, get up, do, be. I’m rooting for you.

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