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I've rewritten this post about a dozen times now. I originally sat down to write about my work routine, something that's been heavily requested, and something I really wanted to write. But I couldn't write it. This kept coming up instead.
I'm really struggling right now, darlings. Really struggling. I suffer from depression & PTSD and those are really weighing me down right now. Like to the point where I'm really ready to stay in bed and just sleep or cry and do absolutely nothing else.
I know a lot of people would frown at me posting something like this on my blog. Blogs are for being cheerful & bubbly & happy. Yes, they're for being "real" and being "transparent" but only if that's extra fine filtered. And normally, this blog is a place that's happy and bubbly and glitter filled. But today it's not. Today things suck and I'm feeling a bit hopeless.
However, that being said I also know that things aren't going to feel like this forever. I have suffered off & on depression for a long time. This time just happens to be the worst. But it will get better.
I know it's crap, but that over used "This too shall pass" gets me through this kind of stuff. As does my amazing support group that are my family, friends & all of you lovely people. And my cat, because he gives the best cuddles and brings me bubble wrap to pop, :)
I don't say all of this because I want anyone to feel sorry for me or anything like that. I say it because I'm going to be taking a break for the rest of the week and hope that helps. I say it because if it doesn't, I'll be closing my shop. And more importantly, I say it because I know there are other people out there who feel the same or similar to what I do and I want you to know you're not alone. I'm with you and we can do this together. One day at a time, with lots of love and hugs and happy music and each other.
So here's to kicking today in the ass & trying to dust off our bruised bums and hop back on it, yeah?