Great on every point. Every day that I make it to the next is a good day. Hard to describe the battle that never stops. You are so right- it is hard to understand unless you have been there, or are there. I have accepted my depression for what it is and that it is a part of me, and I have accepted myself for who I am. Having done this, I am able to continually learn and relearn ways to manage this ever evolving storm.
sad truth. I once said to peers that almost all associations and/ or groups start out serving their members but eventually reach a point where they begin serving themselves. there is an inverse u curve - a point where water becomes kool-aid.