Saying something out loud really can make a difference, eh? Your support has been amazing, and I want to thank all of you who have offered your support, both publicly and privately. Depression is something that needs talking about more, much much more, not less, and the general attitude towards it needs changing. Big time.
Now, I know people will judge. I grew up with that and it's an unfortunate aspect of human nature. Infact it was those twitching curtains and the constant reminders that I didn't fit in (and therefore there must be something wrong with me) that are have helped diminish my self esteem. It's a territory I know all too well, and one that I wish didn't exist.
I remember talking about this exact thing with my last therapist, and told him that I wanted to have a t-shirt printed that went along these lines:
Obviously, this isn't the greatest graphics design ever, but you get the idea. Because people do not have the right to judge anyone (unless they've been asked to, which is a whole other ball game, one where the parameters are defined). Yet they still do it. And sometimes I feel that we need to make a point of this.
But that's a discussion for another day. It's been an intense and difficult week for so many reasons, and today I need to feel the sunshine and fresh air. There's a lot of work ahead, and here's a sneaky peak at some of the new designs I've been working on over the last couple of weeks. 3 secret designs have been finished this week alone.
And onwards into the weekend we go. I'd like to hang out outside and enjoy the lovely weather but there's a mountain of work that won't wait. Maybe I'll have an hour or two before heading back to it. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, right?