Trying NaBloPoMo


Why not right? So many of you are doing NaNoWriMo, I’m feeling like I am missing out. I can’t handle a novel at this point in time. I’ve got a grant deadline in early December, so that is where all my writing should be going. I don’t think I could write a novel anyway. Blog posts are more my speed and what better way to get back into the habit of writing, right?

Actually, I should have been a little less impulsive in signing up yesterday. Considering this is the 4th post since I went MIA 7 months ago, this may be too big a commitment. I want to be writing again, but I am still having trouble managing depression. I was really looking forward to doing A-Z last April. I even prepared ahead of time! It didn’t matter though. Depression took over and it was a spectacular flop. At least it was spectacular right?! Glass half full. 🙂

Since this whole thing started yesterday, Halloween (I must have been possessed), I have no idea what I am doing. I did sign up at BlogHer, so I will probably be using the prompts over there most of the time. Outside of that, I’ll babble about depression, grad school and life in general. Sometimes the scientist in me just has to share something cool I learned. That has been rare in the last while since I am mad at my Ph.D. and everything related to it. Maybe I’ll try to doodle again, no promises though!

NaBloPoMo is really hard to write without typos. Does anybody say that out loud? I keep messing it up when I try to say it.

I will leave you with Ewok’s discovery of the Lego Express.

Happy NaBloPoMo everybody!

Stepping out of the comfort zone

First blog post. What to write? Of course, I googled this. Most articles suggested that I introduce myself, explain why I am blogging and what I will be blogging about. Obvious, right? The scientist in me likes to have a procedure to go by.

So, I’m a scientist, currently working on my Ph.D. Sometimes I love it and sometimes I wonder what I was thinking when I started. I suppose that’s normal though. I am blogging because I thought it might be good for me….sort of like an inexpensive form of talk therapy. I have depression. Sometimes I gracefully hide it and sometimes I crash and burn. I’m medicated, I’ve tried various forms of psychotherapy and I think I’ve come to the conclusion that this isn’t going to go away. I need to learn to manage it and live with it everyday. I’m not the only one though. I find comfort in being able to relate to people going through the same thing. Maybe sharing my experiences with depression will help me get through it and maybe someone else will find comfort in being able to relate to me. That’s the idea anyway.

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