Message In A Bottle
Most likely won't tell you this -
At least not from a direct angle -
Not that they keep it from you,
More so they all say things that point to one key concept:
You can be depressed.
You're allowed to hurt.
You must keep trying no matter how hard.
This is about survival.
You're endangered and need immediate close support.
The truth to getting out of this alive is
Some days are just about surviving, not thriving.
It's not always about "getting better".
Some days it's just about doing the bare minimum productivity that ultimately saves us.
Other days, though,
We must work on thriving.
The equation is "survive to get better to thrive to get better and so on".
It's a later-perpetuating equation that is rooted in labor.
Two percent physical, ninety-eight percent mental labor.
We are working with the deepest core of pain and existential questions.
Where judgement is clouded,
And decisions can be rash.
To keep a consistent attachment to routine and reality is sometimes just days of doing dishes, feeding animals, tidying up spaces and thinking positive thoughts as best you can.
That's what surviving depression is about.
And it's okay.
Survival gives you the decision that makes you understand life: adapt, grow and become stronger - or - keel over and die?
Survival takes fucking work.
Your "post-depression recovery" era may be a few years to reorient your head to new, constructive and positive thinking patterns after being BOMBARDED
By negativity every waking moment.
And it's okay.
You're going to be okay.
You can survive.
I got out alive when I thought I wasn't going to live to see 30 by heart.
And now I'm growing.