Keep On Keeping On

Friday, January 8, 2016

You know, sometimes life can get you a little down. It's easy to get stuck in the little things that make life not so great and just kind of stay there in this gloomy world. But it's really no fun to be the Debbie Downer.

Almost 6 years ago, I struggled with depression and it is no joke. I know what I had was nowhere near as bad as it could have been, but it is still no fun. I felt so out of it, like I had no connections to most people. It's a sad state when you don't want to be around people or even get out of bed.

Even now, I can easily slip back into that place. That gloomy little room inside of my head. But I know I have to pull myself out when I feel that I'm starting to slip there again. Recently, I have been on a pretty nice high, but when I think about my job and wanting to find a new one, I can feel myself starting to fall into those same ruts.

Last weekend, I was hanging out with my man, like most weekends. He had been quoting this movie that I had never seen and frankly had never heard of. Finally he pulled out the DVD (gasp! we're old school over here) and we watched Joe Dirt. It was a little redneck and fake in some parts, but it had an amazing message.

Like I said earlier, sometimes it's easy for me to get all worked up over my well paid job, the fact that I need to be healthier, or it's so cold outside. But in reality there are people who would love to have the job I have, who would kill for my health and would just want a warm jacket to wear this winter. I don't have it bad at all. Sometimes all we need is to keep the "no" out of our hearts.

If you haven't seen Joe Dirt (and I've heard there is a Joe Dirt 2 that came out more recently), I would definitely recommend watching it. It will give you a few laughs and put things back into perspective a little bit.

Until next time, keep on keeping on!

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