• Sad and Discouraged

    I’m not sure what to do with myself when I’m sad, discouraged, and unhappy. Here I am, writing on a blog that is supposed to be helpful to those who read it, but I’ve somehow turned to my blog for some quasi venting and moping. I’m starting to notice that my blog does talk considerably about depression, even though I intended it to just be about general life topics. But I guess you write what you are – “Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.” Can’t remember the Bible reference for that quote. I think the fact that I can complete a single blog post, regardless of…

  • Perspective

    One thing I’ve learned from my significant other that has helped me a lot is the matter of perspective. This has a lot to do with putting yourself in other people’s shoes and trying to understand where others are coming from when their views don’t quite match yours. I’ve considered this matter for a while on and off, and I realize there’s something to be learned from those who tend to be more understanding of others. I’m really thankful to have met a guy who is this kind of person, because it has been a great comfort to me as one who struggles with depression, on and off. The symptoms…

  • Productivity After Work

    Yesterday I was happy about the way I spent my day, because I actually got things done at home after work, despite the fact that there were major train delays during post-work rush hour. I don’t want to speak too soon, but I think I might have figured out the trick/secret that I’ve been trying to figure out for a while. So what did the rest of the day/evening look like once I got home? Oh, before that, I forgot to mention that I went grocery shopping right after work before getting on the train to go back home. When I arrived home, I didn’t go upstairs to my bedroom…

  • Evening Sluggishness

    When you’re too tired to get ready for bed so you delay going to bed due to the fact that it’s too much work to wash your face and moisturize, brush and floss your teeth, do your contact lenses stuff… so you just bum around for a long time on top of your MADE bed (you’re not actually under the covers; you’re just essentially using your bed as a couch or lounge spot), and your eyes get more and more droopy… You tried chugging down a cup of jasmine tea to see if the caffeine would energize you to make it through the rest of the evening. You also took…

  • What Men Need

    Yes, I feel the need to write a post on this topic so I’m willing to break out of my clean one-word blog post title format that I had established so nicely already. I’ve realized you can pretty much characterize men as a whole with certain defining characteristics, unless they are an anomaly. While I do not like politics or manipulation, and would hate to live in a way governed by such things, I’ve found that whether you like it or not, your relationship will probably improve if you learn certain general men-traits and learn to bear with them and suck it up and get used to it. Men need…