When I first started writing this particular blog (I actually had a blog before this one, but it was very random and unfocused.), all I wanted to do was share my own personal experience of living with depression. I suppose there was a part of me as well that hoped doing so would offer a… Read More


I had a pretty good day today. Went to church, took three of my kids to the mall, got some Starbucks coffee, and even scored a pretty sweet deal on some Disney Infinity stuff. And now I’m sitting here doing one of my favorite things in life, which is writing not for a paycheck or… Read More


At the time of my typing this, I have 1,854 songs on my 160GB iPod. I would love to be able to say every song on there is precious to me in some way, but that really isn’t the case. There are even some songs on there I don’t even like all that much. I… Read More


Sometimes you just need to be sad. I just finished watching the Disney/Pixar movie Inside Out. Several people in the counseling program I am part of told me it was a good “counseling movie,” and I suppose it was on some levels. The role and function of memories in a person’s life is explored in… Read More


I really hate it when I repeat myself, but the truth is I do it all the time. As much as I try to stop myself from telling the same stories or writing about the same topics, I catch myself doing it frequently. At least with what I’m about to write here, I realize I’m… Read More


Several years ago, I gave up drinking caffeine. I didn’t even wean myself off it. One day I was drinking it; the next day I was not. Consuming caffeine was causing me some pretty scary health issues, most notably severe headaches, so I came to the conclusion that it was harmful enough to me that… Read More


Let’s just get something out of the way up front, shall we? I don’t like snow. I’m sure at some point in my life when I was younger I might have enjoyed the white stuff and its ability to get me out of school for a few days a year, but those days are long… Read More


For lack of a better way to put it, I spun out at the end of last week. Situations were pressing on my nerves, and I went to bed Thursday evening nearly nauseous. I lost my perspective, handled things poorly, covered things up, and lost my peace. I regained a little of it yesterday, and… Read More