This month I have decided I need to force myself out of my comfort zone; so I’m going to do something that usually scares the shit out of me: hang out with myself more – in public.
I’m not too sure what it is about being alone in public that makes me nervous, but it makes me pretty anxious. Hell, I couldn’t even go Christmas shopping alone until a few years ago, which gets a bit tricky/awkward when your friends aren’t around and you need to buy presents for your family… Continue reading →
The title of this blog post is reference to one of the best books I’ve read on depression: I Had A Black Dog; it’s short, to the point, and pretty much sums up exactly how I’ve felt when I’ve been depressed: It is exactly like having a Black Dog you wish would just piss off, but continues to linger around.
Depression. You either get it or you don’t – not literally get it – just understand it.
People who don’t ‘get it’ are constantly saying things like “it’s all in your head” and “everyone feels a bit down sometimes, it’s just how life is”, and while both statements are true neither are helpful. Continue reading →
While at looking at books at a secondhand store last week my eyes came across a book called The Complete Life’s Instruction Book, which as the title suggests is a book full of little instructions on how to live your life. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to buy it. I just love books like this, and thought that it would be a good laugh.
I haven’t read much of the book yet, but there have been a few that have stuck out, as they’ve either made me go “what the hell?!”, or have really spoken to me and are mantras that I plan on living my life by (as well as few WTF things I came across as well). Continue reading →