I’ve been really depressed the past few weeks. It doesn’t help that I’ve had so many doctor’s appointments. The weeks when I have a lot of them always grate on me, and lately it’s been four or five a week. Last week I had seven. I try to make it easier on myself by getting a treat when I have more than two in day; I get a GF scone and eat it at the beach before dipping my toes in the water and heading back home. That always makes it a little better.
Hi again, Vickee. Upon reflection, I sense that my comment above might appear a bit tone-deaf. I mean, what I wrote in support of your decision not to post writing right now, while reflecting my attitudes, doesn’t show much sensitivity to your disclosure about being depressed. I am saddened that you are depressed and recognize that you’d like very much to feel more buoyant and to write from that more vital place. I hope your spirit brightens. Take good care, Glen
Oops. My finger must have hit the wrong button on my iPhone. Anyway, mainly I wanted to say, “Good for you,” for writing when the time seems fitting, when your spirit invites you to write. I can’t imagine any of your readers would want you to write based on any unnecessary internal pressure. Be well, my friend.
Dear Vickee, I hear you! I feel the same way about writing. Writing on demand, on a set schedule, doesn’t feel good or right, at least that’s how it’s felt to me. (I’m retired, so I no longer have to write to meet a grant proposal submission date, file a final report, or provide supportive documentation for monthly