Reflection

I got a ton of nice email, comments, texts and calls after my post about depression yesterday. Thank you, all, for being so respectful and loving. I’m glad that my story resonated with you.

A big question I was asked today was “how do you feel after writing that?” Fine, seriously fine, not deceptively fine. I’m not struggling with depression right now. That was part of my motivation of writing that right now– it’s a lot easier to put everything into words when I am a bit detached from it. I felt very nervous about hitting “publish”, but I was quickly reminded that all of the love, encouragement, and hearing how people could relate is absolutely worth the potential backlash.

My mom sent me this NPR story from Hyberbole and a Half‘s Allie Brosh today. It’s about her experience with depression and worth a listen.

I think if you know me at all or have read my blog for any length of time, you know how much I love walks by myself. This has always been one of the best ways for me to clear my head and it helps a ton with feelings of depression, as well as everyday stress.

Today, I was able to sneak off with my dogs for a bit. The weather was perfect. It felt like spring. 70 degrees with a warm breeze. I have a feeling I’m going to read back on my blog someday and be annoyed at how often I mention the weather. But, you guys, it was PERFECT.

The clouds and the reflection in this little creek were exquisite.
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Another reflection. I love capturing these reflections with my camera right now. How appropriate, right?
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The woods at dusk. This would certainly freak some people out, but I love it. 200+ pounds of protective dogs doesn’t hurt either.
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I turned my camera to auto for these last two photos. Sorry, sorry.

My furry companions, with glowing eyes.
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These two had near-matching PJs tonight. However, they would not hold still for a photo.
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