Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Explaining myself

I know I don't have to explain myself. We all have busy lives. But I want to share a little of what's been going on over here. The truth is, I'm happy. After the longest time of not being able to really say that. To really FEEL happy, I'm happy. For a while I thought I'd never be able to feel joy again. I loved my kids, I loved my husband, I loved my home and my life, but I just could not seem to make myself smile. So I started taking an antidepressant about a month ago and the difference it's made is astounding. I have energy. I can smile. I can play. I can do work--even housework--and not feel like I'm drowning in it. It's a good feeling. I've been reveling in it. That's where I've been lately. Reveling.

If you feel like your drowning in your life, please give antidepressants a try. Your loved ones will thank you for it.

10 comments:

starfitch said...

Alina, I'm so glad you are feeling better! It's wonderful to hear.

I hope we get some good gardening posts here soon! ;-) We'll have to chat critter removal and worm bins again.

Layla and Delia said...

This post makes me so happy. :) I'm happy that you're happy. :) Who says happiness can't come in pill form?

(Sorry we missed you at the park yeaterday.)

Jacque said...

I've missed you, I'm glad you are feeling happy.

Emily said...

Happiness is NOT overrated. ;) Glad you are feeling more balanced and joyous! You, and your family, deserve it!

Doesn't love a wall said...

Thanks for being so open and honest about something which which we have almost all struggled.

LOVE you

Dawn said...

HOORAY!! :D

Carrie said...

Yay!!!!!!!! I'm so happy for u!!

Jess said...

I am sooooooo glad to hear how happy you are :D

And I have missed your blog posts. You must blog more

The Hansons said...

Hi - I'm a friend of Julie Thompson's and occasionally view the blogs listed on her blog. I read this post and felt I had to respond b/c it gave me the courage to go to my doctor and talk about options in dealing with my ever growing anxiety/stress/depression. Hopefully in a week or two I can be back to my happy self again!!
Thanks,
Julie H.

Alina said...

Thanks so much for caring, ladies. :)

Julie H. I'm so glad you posted! Thanks so much for sharing. It makes me feel great that I might have helped you. :) I hope your experience with antidepressants is as great as mine has been. I have more energy every day even though I don't get any more sleep (Coen still wakes up 2x most nights). I've tackled things lately that I never thought I'd get around to. It's felt really good.

I'm so glad you visited my blog and posted a comment! And I hope to hear an update on how you're doing!. :)