Depression Getaway

encouragement, information, inspiration and hope

About the Author

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Look at me! I look normal! I look happy! Yes, these grandchildren are four of my favourite depression getaways. This picture reminds me that I have do have good days that I can cherish.

My name is Wendy Love and I live with depression, or does it live with me? I am never really too sure….

I was diagnosed with clinical depression in 1996 and then that diagnosis was changed to bipolar disorder II in 2004. I understand what it is like to attempt to live a life that often does not seem worth living.

Eventually I had to close my small business. No work, no money, no purpose, but wait! I discovered something I can do no matter how I feel – write!

Writing is a natural outlet for this retired teacher. I taught for ten years in elementary schools and twelve years of adult art classes. As a self-employed artist I did the craft show circuit.

My most rewarding accomplishment was raising two daughters and sustaining one marriage for 24 years. I survived the break-up of that marriage and went on to courageously and happily marry again.

My years as a school teacher and an art teacher make blogging kind of fun for me. It is like my own little classroom (with quiet, well-behaved students!) and I can be as creative as I want.

Since I have trouble with most medications I have been forced to come up with other strategies for living with depression. It is a good thing I love research! Writing has become one of the many strategies that helps me survive living with this illness.

I am blogging for depression – yours and mine.

Together we are going to live, share, laugh, care, learn, discover, forgive and recover!

Wendy Love

8 Comments

  1. Anne Kirkland

    Hi Wendy. Am I the first to reply. Probably not, but I just wanted to commend you.
    Go girl! God Bless you, dear friend.
    Nice to get that hug and that look of concern for my welfare yesterday.
    I’ve subscribed.
    Enjoyed reading your Blog this morning.
    Love, Anne

  2. Anne,
    I think you ARE the first! Great to have you drop by. Glad you enjoyed the reading so far.

  3. Jen

    I’m glad I discovered your blog, Wendy. I am on a similar journey and I admire/respect what you’re going through.

    Thanks for linking to my blog, and I’ll link back once I start blogging again.

    Peace –
    Jen

  4. Jen,
    Thanks for dropping by! I hope you will be able to get back to your blogging soon.

  5. Hi there

    Came across your site and think that what you are doing is courageous & inspiring. I have suffered with depression for many years and am determined this time to break free from it. It’s a hard journey isn’t it? I will be coming back to your site to share your experiences, and maybe to make myself feel a little less “mad”…!

    Nicola x

  6. Nicola,
    I am so glad you stopped by! Yes it is a hard journey, but not an impossible one. We need all the help we can get. I hope you continue to return and find fuel for the journey.
    Wendy Love

  7. Hi Wendy – Thanks so much for your responses to my posts! I’d love to have you contribute to the blog. Just let me know when you’re ready and I’d love to talk about ideas.

    -Melissa

  8. Great Melissa, I will get back to you about that in the new year.

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