Soul is the ability to manipulate adversity so that it becomes tolerable.
— Unknown

I want to apologize for not being around much lately.  I spent the last two months, up until about two weeks ago, in over my head emotionally, and I just had no energy to spare for anything except getting through the day.  I appreciate everyone’s kind words and encouragement throughout all of this.  It really means a lot to me.

I’m pleased to report that I am finally starting to feel like myself again, and I can’t tell you how relieved I am.  Counseling has helped a lot (and I won’t lie, there’s also a medicinal component to all of this), and I feel hopeful and happy again.  The depression I experienced was clearly situational, which is not to say it was David’s fault by any means, only that moving in with him has triggered some things I clearly need to deal with from my past in order to move ahead with him.  I’m working on those things and looking forward to our future together.  It’s hard work, to be sure, but so worth it, and I feel like the crisis point has passed.

Anyway, I’ve been doing some updating to the various pages here, the blog roll in particular, so check it out.  I also decided to bite the bullet and do National Blog Posting Month, or NaBloPoMo, as you can see by the handy little badge over there on the left.  That means I’m pledging to post every day for the entire month!  That’s kind of daunting, but I’m going to give it a shot in an attempt to revive things around here.  I don’t have any idea where to start, since I’ve been so sporadic for so long, but we’ll see what I come up with!  Wish me luck!


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