What She Wore: white, short-sleeve polo with a little ruffle around the cuffs and collar; jean capris; leopard print slides with a wooden sole and a narrow pink buckle. I’d really like to put up a picture of these shoes because they are SO cute, but I had to order a new cable to plug my camera into the computer, and it hasn’t arrived yet.
As I’ve mentioned before, I gave up my anti-depressants when I found out I was pregnant. I suffer from low-grade depression, otherwise known as dysthymia. Since it’s low-grade, I figured I could just suffer through rather than play lab rat with my own child (I’m not condemming those who take medication all through pregnancy–it’s a tough decision, but one each person has to make for themselves). All and all I’ve done pretty well, but these last few weeks I’ve felt myself slipping back into those old, funky moods. You kind of see it coming, but you just think, "I’ll snap out of it." Before I knew it, I’d worked myself into a full-blown funk complete with crying for no reason, moody lashing out, and a general disintrest in doing anything.
Well, once you know you have a problem, you have to do something about it–or suffer needlessly like an idiot. I’m still trying to forgo medication, so I’m taking all the other routes at my disposal. First and foremost, when a person is depressed, they need to get out of the house. Ironic since depression makes you listless and gives you a negative self image–party time, right? So, I’ve been busy battling the funk–I made myself leave the house every day this weekend, and today the Hub and I tackled a major project I’ve been putting off. Last night we went and took a walk too which is a double whammy–free therapy since there’s nothing else to do, and your body makes all those good endorphin thingies.
I’m not completely back to normal, but I’m feeling better–one step at a time and all that.
Just imagine me like one of those old-fashioned knights battling a dragon: it might get in a few good swipes, but I’ll be damned if I let this thing win!
Hope your Sunday is lovely.