I have depression.
I say that rather than "I am depressed" to differentiate it from a mood. I've found that a lot of people who don't understand depression think it's just a temporary mood swing, a feeling blue.
That it is not. The blue feeling is one symptom. Depression as an illness is also physical, and it is long-term. It is most often treatable with medication, and depending on circumstances, sometimes therapy can help. Stressors can exacerbate the depression.
Today I am exacerbated. Too many things coming at once. Same old stuff, just today I feel despondent over it. I want to run away and hide in a little hole where no one can find me.
The medication helps. It doesn't help with the stresses, but it helps with my ability to deal with them.
Job in Chicago, they want someone with more ActiveX experience. The others have all apparently petered out. I did get a new call today that sounds good, and it's in Minneapolis. Here's hoping.
Not on the ladder today. Too much wind.
COPS had insane people today. Wow. I feel sane in comparison.