The last four days have been marvelous. I couldn’t have written a better script for our time together. There was plenty of group times, especially at meals. Several of us took turns cooking. And those that didn’t cook, cleaned up. There were three generations in the house. Brother, sister, brother-in-law, wife, daughter, sons, daughters-in-law’s, niece, her son, and my … [Read more...] about My Family Vacation Was About Having Fun Without Depression
On the first day of vacation, I was in bed and out like a light. This makes sense as I was up early and had worked until midnight. Then I had the hour-plus ride home, and some relaxing with a word game then lights out. For the past two nights, I have been going to bed later and later. This seemed like a marvelous thing to do. I was not rushing to bed as quickly as I … [Read more...] about Day Five of My Stay-cation, So Why Can’t I Sleep?
Why can’t I set boundaries between work and downtime? What is stopping me from saying, "I need a day off?" Well, I have been saying to myself for a while that I need some downtime, a short vacation. I just haven’t done it, I haven't taken action. Depression has me convinced that the house will burn down if I take a day off. In fact, if I take 2 ½ hours and get on the riding … [Read more...] about If depression is not my boss, why can’t I take a vacation?