My recent posts have been rather dull and depressing lately, but I can happily state that the new meds seem to be doing the trick, and finally I am feeling “normal” again after years of not feeling much. It is wonderful to be in a place where I can laugh, my brain feels lighter, life seems worth living and everything is just bright, shiny and new.
And it really is like discovering life all over again, because in a lot of ways I am. I could have been depressed for as long as 8 years, which is a long time to lose your life, a long time to settle for second best, and a long time to be wondering what life was all about. Now I can see the sunshine and feel it on my face, wonder at its beauty and pleasure in its warmth.
Life is worth living! Its a big statement, and often people take it for granted. Lots has happened of late, and with the counselling, the death of a close friend, I have discovered that life is there for me to take by the horns and ride it hard! Life is for doing those things that you find pleasure and happiness in. Life is for living.
Most people will be reading this thinking, “yeah, I know”, but do you really? Do you honestly believe that you are living the life that you want to live? Are you happy with where you are at? Are you doing things that make you happy? Are you doing work that brings you satisfaction? Do you permanently have a big grin on your face? If you answer no to any of those questions, then you need to reassess where you are at, and just want you want out of your life.
I know what I want. I want to be writing, I want to spend time with my family and friends who are important to me, I want to make a difference in peoples’s lives. Am I living my dream? Yes, I am. I write, I spend time who those who are important to me, and I work at the local school as a teacher aide for those who have learning difficulties. When the light goes on in those young people’s eyes, I know I have made a difference to them.
I am living life the way I want to. My challenge to you today – are you living life your way?