This is another photo I love. I took this in Seward, Alaska while visiting there.
I am a bit discombobulated. I don't use the word "depression" lightly, so I am not going to use it - yet. But it seems like it is at least looking in my windows, and prying at my doors. Maybe it has the code to the garage door and has gotten in at night.
I have a long history with this burglar that has come and stolen bits and pieces and chunks of my life. I feel like I have learned to live along side him, to acknowledge him, but not allow him to take over. But I admit, he does scare me.
So, here's what I know... I trust God and pray every single morning and throughout each and every day. Every day is a day when I must turn my thoughts to others... when I leave my thoughts to myself my thoughts turn rancid. I must eat three good meals a day with whole grains, vegetables, lean protein, and a small bit of fruit. I must exercise at least a bit every day, and a LOT at least 4 times a week. I need about 9 hours of sleep a night. I need at least one hour of quiet to myself a day. .... This is what I know about how I live with depression. And I have not found it necessary to take medications for this beast for many many years, thanks be to God.
I have a race on Sunday that I am really looking forward to. It is a trail race with three river crossings - not on bridges, through the river! How exciting! My daughter decided to join me. She has not trained, so this should be interesting. We are going shopping at lunch today to get her some clothes for the race. There really is some logic to this, but it is too much to go into here.... I am really looking forward to this and my daughter being there will make it even better.
I hope you all have a lovely, sober day today.