I did it!!

Wow!  My very first blog. Not very sure where to begin… so I’ll just start.  

The focus of my blog is to tell my story about depression.  I have suffered from depression for as long as I can remember.  Unfortunately, I still suffer.  Presently, I have a wonderful, supportive husband who will hold my hand whenever I get that ‘thing’.  In the past, I didn’t have the mental support I needed.  But that is another blog for another time.

Today, I submitted my very first print/EPUB to be reviewed/accepted for distribution!  I am an AUTHOR! I don’t hold a lot of titles under my belt, so being an AUTHOR is enormous for me.  It took a lot of days, nights, tears, wine, hours, lack of sleep, frustration… but I did it!  

I started my journey (guess?) when I was depressed.  After taking a leave of absence from work, I just started writing.  Not sure what I wanted to discuss, however the words just started flowing.  My daughter, who was in college at the time, came home for Christmas break.  I let her read the first four pages I wrote.  After finishing, she turned, looked at me and asked, “Where’s the rest of it?”  After a few laughs, she suggested that I finish what I started because she wanted to know what was going to happen next.  LOL  The rest is history.

Just like the message in book, depression is real.  And you must get the help that is needed for yourself and/or your loved ones.  People who are depressed suffer in silence. Make sure you pay attention to the signs, especially with our children. 

Until next time… be blessed.