Beating Depression

Almost a year ago, I finally found myself in a better place after many years of dealing with depression and I still work on myself every day.

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The Fair etc.

Yesterday was Saturday and we took Sarah to the Bangor State Fair. She had a blast. There were a few rides she would’ve enjoyed but was too big to go on and many rides she was big enough to ride but probably would’ve terrified her or made her sick. We stuck to the few rides we found that were perfect for her as well as the fun house and giant slide.

We also walked through the barns and saw the animals. She’s just over the weight limit now for pony rides, which is kind of sad. It was so hot we kept Sarah cool by pouring water on her once in a while (the kid doesn’t sweat) in addition to all of the Gatorade, fresh squeezed lemonade and homemade cream soda from the kettle corn vendor (tasty kettle corn). We all had fun. It was an awesome day.

The other half of my post: I spent the morning looking up and reading things about dealing with negativity at the office. I had really forgotten what it was like or maybe I thought this place would be different because overall the culture seems more positive, but people are people wherever you go.

I have to remember, too, I used to be a person who had a higher stress job with piled up work that kept piling up day after day. Now I have the kind of job where I go in, do my work and it’s done. The next time I come in, I do my work and it’s done. And I’m only there 2 1/2 days a week, so there is that.

I have to remember my coworkers are coming from a place in life where I used to be (and may be again someday). For me, now, going to work is a break from my life, so it’s a completely different perspective. It’s amazing how easy it is to get drawn in to the negativity though. They’re already saying, “Yep, she’s catching on! She’s starting to sound like us now!”

I don’t want to get to that point though because I feel like my full-time job is taking care of Sarah. Once I get to the point where my part-time job isn’t a break anymore, it’s no longer serving its purpose for me and I won’t want to be there anymore.

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Introducing Life, Upside-Down & Sideways

A few things about me:

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Yay! Ughhh.

Literacy tutoring class last night, Ronald McDonald House training and Aqua Circuit at the Y today. Ron gets out of work in the afternoon all week and has the weekend off again. New job starting for me soon. I’m savoring this. Spent way too much time moping, being depressed, hating his schedule, being disappointed with life in general. Have to remember life is a spiral. Bad stuff will eventually come back around again but then so will the good stuff.

Five minutes later…

Spoke too soon on the husband’s schedule. Jesus. It’s not horrible, but damn. Dear Walmart: Could you please decide what schedule to put a person on and not change it every other week? People have families and things other than work. Thanks. 😛

Aaand he isn’t working the earlier shift the rest of the week as initially told. Of course. Why would I think a planned week would be set in stone?

Also, side note–I’m renaming the days of the week: Muckday, Tearsday, Whinesday, Turdday, Cryday, Sadderday, Stfuday.

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