I've been struggling with depression for much of my summer. I've withdrawn from blogging--reading and writing. I've withdrawn from friends and the general pursuit of simply enjoying life and having fun. I've been a less-than-stellar pastor (to say the least). I've been an uber grumpy mother. I've not been good.
I confess this here because I can't do so anywhere else. While this blog is not private, it's also not well-read, so I'm not overly concerned. Additionally, I know that I'm not alone in struggling with depression. I don't need to be ashamed.
So, today I promise, to and for myself, that I will call and make an appointment with a shrink--hopefully through my health insurance. Something has got to change. Today is the first step.