It’s Difficult

As I write this, I feel overwhelmed and feel the need to catch my breath. I’m not winded, I haven’t been doing anything physical to cause it. And, really, I can breathe fine; it’s just a sensation. It’s hard to describe, and I guess the closest I can get to that is to say that…

I Was Ashamed To Admit I Suffered With Depression

Mental illness is not fun. I know this for a fact, because I suffer from it.  I suffer from depression. Depression and I go way back. I’m not sure exactly when it first became apparent to me, but looking back, I recall being held in its bony clutches when I was in my early 20s.  For many years…

It’s Time For A Change

Welcome! My name is Shelley, and I have decided it’s time to start blogging again.  I have had a few blogs in the past that were created for various things – hobbies (typically knitting and crafts, writing, and a general “every day” sort of blog that was more like a journal.  I have been feeling…