Rough Drafts & Neuroses — 32 Comments

  1. This reminds me of something my mom said on my wedding day. She said to me “I have to tell you something!” She was so excited. And I was like “What!? What is it??” And she goes, “Ride the wave. Ride the wave of happiness!” Ride on, girl:)
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  2. I am so glad to hear that what ails you is happiness. Congratulations!

    “What am I going to write about if everything’s okay?” Haha -I have totally been there. The cool thing is, there’s plenty of shitty, angsty crap from my past to draw from if my happy posts start to feel stale.
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  3. I know what you mean about not knowing quite what to do with happiness/well-being when it comes back. It’s a bit like when your foot’s asleep, and feeling starts to return. Can you walk on it yet? What’s the deal?

    One part of living with depression is learning to live in the moment…whatever that moment happens to be. Good luck!


  4. Wow. Though not in that state at the moment, when it does come along- I feel the same way. I fear it will leave. I fear I don’t know how to live in peace, just chaos. You articulated it so beautifully! Nice job… and sorry I’ve been so MIA with blog reading/commenting. Today I sat down with tea to read my favorites, and you were first on my list 🙂
    Julie DeNeen recently posted…Who’s Gonna Take Care of Me?My Profile

  5. Well, no, it won’t last. It can’t. Because being happy all the time is just as hard as being sad all the time. But the great thing about happiness? It’s a lot like herpes. You get it once and then it can flare up later, at any time, forevermore. You can look forward to some intense, some fleeting, some prolonged, some mild happiness outbreaks as the days and weeks and years wear on because now it knows how to get in. So when it does fade away, do not despair because it will be back. It will always be back.
    Erica O recently posted…Ghost hunting in The Brown PalaceMy Profile

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