On The Up


The last few weeks have seen me in the grip of a downward spiral into depression, a condition that has blighted my life at various points ever since I can remember. A few days ago I hit the bottom but, as ever, I found the strength to start the slow, laborious climb back up into “normality.”

I recall a conversation I once had with a counsellor where I lamented at my ability to get back up even when I didn’t want to. My rationale was that, by giving up, I would be spared the trauma of being knocked down again. As soon as the words were out of my mouth my heart had already answered the question for itself.

I’m too damn strong to stay on the floor.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. SeriouslyKooky
    Sep 02, 2009 @ 11:34:47

    Depression is a blot on my landscape too. That strength you have to get up off the floor currently comes for me from my hubby. I need to find a way of gaining that inner strength myself. Proud of ya x

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  2. Francesca
    Sep 03, 2009 @ 18:21:55

    I like that quote a lot — and it feels right to me.

    “I Get Knocked Down (But I Get Up Again)” by Chumbawumba is my theme song.

    Just a fellow NPI-er stopping by on the first day of word counting to say hello and good luck.

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