This post is part of the BB2G Bringing the Happy Back World Tour.
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Who am I?
I have recently come to terms with knowing my depression is chronic and will likely ebb and flow for the rest of my life. This makes depression my second chronic illness. My first chronic illness is severe migraines. The frequency varies, but it's not out of the ordinary to get them once daily for months.
It's part of who I am and I don't really have a problem with it. I've found when I tell people without drama, they rarely have a problem with it, either.
I decided long ago, without even realizing it, that I wasn't going to put my life on hold when things got bad. I am still responsible and try to keep my schedule as uninterrupted as possible.
Because I? I am not any more important than any of you or anyone you pass on the street. The world doesn't stop when I fall down. Sure, I slow things down during the hard parts, otherwise I'd never get back up.
My rediscovery of self came about very quickly during a recent major depressive episode. I was suicidal before I was reminded how I managed the first time around.
It's likely I'll never be cured of my mental illnesses or my migraines. I don't stop living, and when I doubt? I'll come back and read this and other posts that members of The Band have shared.
You guys? We can do this.