Despite the dark places I experienced in 2015, there were many good things that happened as well, and remembering them is helping me get through my current depression. I made a list of positives and things to be grateful for.
I strengthened great friendships.
I made Dean’s list twice
I quit smoking.
My mom got a really good job.
I graduated college.
My brother came to Alabama.
I lost over 60 pounds and counting.
I wrote a ton.
I was more productive than I have been in many years.
One of my best friends got engaged.
I began to talk with my Dad again.
My cousin had a healthy baby.
I started to draw again.
The church I play piano for has been very kind to me.
All of my grandparents/family and friends gave me generous gifts for graduation and Christmas.
Another best friend started a great job.
My friends and I had excellent phone conversations that lasted hours.
I finally downloaded music to my phone.
I worked more on my blogs.
I began to eat much healthier.
I started running and getting in shape.
I started a novel.
I found purpose.
These are a few things off the top of my head, although there are more that I missed. It has been a colorful year. Hopefully this difficult transition period and episode gets better and 2016 is even more exciting. I’m both anticipating it and fearful, but I’m praying it works out.