Something You Should Know About Me

About Me: Depression

Last year, I spent the ‘good’ part of the year (both calendar and school year), recovering from a long depression. I want to start this year, 2014, afresh by ‘coming out’ about it and basically accepting that it happened, I am a human and these things happen, and move on.

This year it is my goal to not to be ashamed about it, or what happened. I want to discover, as I have been discovering the last few months, the real me that has been buried under years of depression and I want to help others who are either going through a difficult period in their lives or even something more serious.

I am extremely grateful for the help I got from the friends and family who stood by me during that time and the new friends I have made this last year who have accepted me for who I am, depression or no depression. I know these will be the lasting relationships that are important to me, providing I too put the work into them that all good relationships require.

I am so happy that I have found myself again these last couple of months as I started the process of moving on. Thank you, again, to the family and friends who have helped me through the process and especially to move on. I love you all dearly. Nothing is more important than the people you love.

P.S. Should you be a family or friend of mine who was not aware of the situation, please know that I love you and simply could not deal with telling many people about it at the time. I do not really want to rehash the past, or hurt anyone in the process.

P.P.S

Putting this in a blog post was for me the easiest way of letting as many people I know, know and post it on facebook. As I do not completely approve of facebook, this is why I did not post it directly there.

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Kemi and me kemi and horrace

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Jessie my niece

14 thoughts on “Something You Should Know About Me

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  1. I’m so proud of you. You did an amazing job. You’ve also helped me along the way, which i am so grateful for. Thanks for that and i’m also looking forward for the growth of our friendship. Have a great day.

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  2. Congratulations for putting it out there. I’m so proud of you for all you have accomplished! I truly wish you wonderful 2014 my dear friend!:)

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      1. Jodie, never be ashamed of that part of your life. It takes strength to talk about it.We love you so much ,always remember we’re here. Need to talk. Just call . When Robs called from college she used to say (Mom just need you to Listen!)
        Love you lots
        A.Lane

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    1. Thanks so much, it was mostly for my family’s info and Facebook and the internet are the best way to connect when you have a huge extended family. But I really appreciate your comment. I am contemplating blogging for a living as I love to write so freely, and share all the other things I love doing, and your website was for sure an inspiration in many ways. Aside from trying to organize my homelife, I am also trying to organize my blog and I love how you have yours laid out. Especially the subheadings under your very helpful tabs. Well done.
      Thanks for your comment,
      Jodie

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  3. Love you Jodie,

    I’m sure your words will help heal others. I love your writing and I’m glad to see your life out there. From reading the comment from organized island or your comment, I know that you could make this work! I like how you put challenges out to us. Like you said before about the importance of putting things in writing, this is brave what you posted and all of us have a story to tell. You are doing good things by telling yours!

    Love you

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    1. I think too many people keep depression all hidden and don’t mention it. Of course when you are in the depression there is nothing worse than admitting it. So I just want people to realize that it exists, and recognize it when one day they find themselves in the same position. But I think it’s easier to say to people you don’t know then people you do.

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