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Shades of Blue

I spotted this prompt from The Daily Post in my reader and knew I had to do this one right away…

The prompt was: We all feel down from time to time. How do you combat the blues? What’s one tip you can share with others that always helps to lift your spirits?


Last I head the statistic for people with mental health problems was 1:3. Which is a  LOT really isn’t it? I personally was diagnosed with depression about 13 years ago, and I want to share one important (to me) fact with you: I have NEVER been on any form of antidepressant.

Nope no medication for me. A doctor recommended it to me once, but I was adamant in my choice that I would find a better way of dealing with my issues, rather than using medication that has a sketchy record (at least with some). I’m not saying they don’t work, I’m not saying that many people don’t benefit from the use of these things, but personally I believed there were other options. So I went against medical opinion and did my own thing.

This isn’t going to be a post about WHY I’m depressed, because, aside from the fact you never get cured of it in my opinion (sometimes that beast rears it’s ugly head) I’m not feeling depressed, and haven’t for a very long time. Sometimes I feel down, or sad, or downright angry at occasionally, seemingly trivial things, but generally speaking I consider myself a fairly happy person!

So back to topic, how do I deal.

I’m gonna write a list!

I try to think of things in perspective. A word spoken, however hurtful is merely a word, amongst hundreds, thousands, millions even billions I will hear in my day, week, month or year… That was a bit Dr Seuss at the end there!

I write, and I draw, and I sing, and I dance in my living room when nobody is watching.

I think about things, sometimes overthink about things!

I laugh, I cry, I scream, I shout, I smile, I blush,I giggle like a teenager.

I quote terrible movies at all the wrong times. And love song lyrics from a variety of musicians.

I come home from work and have a glass of wine. Or a great big slice of cake!

I stretch. I breathe. I run.

I play with my cat.

I cook, and sometimes bake.

I relax.

I hug, I kiss, I hold, I f***.

I remember the past, and plan for the future.

I love. Or I forget. I have no room in my life for hate.


I’m going to finish by quoting what some may consider a fairly odd choice of person. There are a million or more amazing quotes that say pretty much the same thing, but hey, like or loathe him, and many will disagree with some of what he says, and that’s ok, we’re all free to find things offensive, and like or dislike our own things, but this is what popped into my head when I started writing this post:

Singer-pianist-comedian Tim Minchin says this in a part of beat-poem Storm:

…I am a tiny, insignificant, ignorant bit of carbon.
I have one life, and it is short
And unimportant
But thanks to recent scientific advances
I get to live twice as long as my great great great uncle-es and aunt-es.
Twice as long to live this life of mine
Twice as long to love this wife of mine
Twice as many years of friends and wine…

And things like this keep me going.

My one piece of advice to you: Live. You get one shot at this. One chance. Make it count.

Until next time





I believe…

The Daily Post today seems a good place to start.  And it’s a nice little introductory note really:

Check out the Daily Post HERE

Know in your heart.

For today’s prompt, tell us three things that you believe in your heart to be true. Tell us three things you believe in your heart to be false.


There is hope. – However hard life gets, you can’t give up.

People are getting more stupid. – Seriously, I see evidence of this every day. It makes me sad. But I have hope that this will change. I also hope this is sooner rather than later.

Life is HARD. – I find it hard to believe that I’m one of few people who left school and soon after had the thought ‘Why didn’t they teach me this, it’s far more useful that algebraic simultaneous equations or knowing how to say what colour various things are in foreign languages.’ Seriously a lesson on useful life skills once a week would have been good!


Being told your grades in school are important. -Seriously that became a lie when I hit about 18! It’s all down to experience!

You only fall in love once. – I just don’t think that’s true. Some people never fall in love. Some people fall in love more than once. It’s just random.

You can do anything you ever dreamed of. – As much as I’d love this to be true. It isn’t. I mean you can do most things, if you work for them. But not everything. I’ve always dreamed of being a writer for a living. And I do write! So I have achieved this. Though I do have to have a boring normal real job, to pay the bills. It’s all about the flipside. You have to be willing to compromise on your dreams.

Here are some others responses before I go to bed:

  1. Material Love: I Believe in Chicken | Kosher Adobo
  2. I Believe | Kate Murray
  3. Death begs to differ | Daily Prompt: I Believe | likereadingontrains
  4. Daily Prompt: I Believe- Psychological advantage of having beleifs | Journeyman
  5. Daily Prompt: I Believe | The WordPress C(h)ronicle
  6. Not So Open Mind | The Jittery Goat
  7. DP Daily Prompt: I Believe! | Sabethville
  8. One Crazy Mom » What I believe to be true
  10. S. Thomas Summers: Writing with Some Ink and a Hammer | When Neverland Dies
  11. Thoughtful Combinations | Rima Hassan
  12. I Believe? | Writing and Works
  13. I believe… | Words ‘n Pics…
  14. Daily Prompt: I Believe | Jen & Juice
  15. Daily Prompt: What do I believe? | Lupus?! A wha dat?!
  16. Honest something | shame
  17. I Believe | Oldman
  19. Daily Prompt: I Believe | tnkerr-Writing Prompts and Practice
  20. The Power of Belief ::E.N.Howie’s Motivational Moments
  21. Daily Prompt: I Believe | Raevenly Writes
  22. I believe | fromdublintoparis
  23. » Daily Prompt: I Believe | My Extraordinary Everyday Life
  24. Daily Prompt: I Believe | seikaiha’s blah-blah-blah
  25. I believe my blog’s anniversary is not far off | Sue’s Trifles
  26. Have Faith my Brethen | Green Embers
  27. Don’t Stop Believin | snapshotsofawanderingheart
  28. I Believe | Can’t Sleep
  29. I Believe | The Silver Leaf Journal
  31. Daily Prompt: I Believe | Of Glass & Paper
  32. I Believe / I Do Not Believe
  33. Believe in Love. | Asta’s Space
  34. musings | a study in coincidences.
  35. The Big 3s | Faith, Life and Compassion
  36. I am not a walrus. | Sinister Pacifism
  37. Daily Prompt: I Believe | Completely Disappear
  38. Say It Like It IS | Life Confusions
  39. some i believe and some i don’t… | from dusk to dawn….
  40. Responsible, Resilient and Ridiculous….(wp daily prompt) | Daily Observations
  41. Daily Prompt: I Believe | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  42. G Is For Green Tara | Shrine of Hecate – Ramblings of a New Age Witch
  43. I Believe | kkjj95
  44. Be Leafs | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  45. Daily Prompt: I Believe | The Bohemian Rock Star’s “Untitled Project”
  46. “I believe I can fly” .. Wait, what? | jigokucho
  47. True and False | Flowers and Breezes
  48. Taking a stand | thejimmieG
  49. False false is a true! | Just smile, and let the whole world wonder why.
  51. #Sama-Sama MH370 | Duniya Ku
  52. You’d Better Believe It… | Steve Says…
  53. {2014-03-16} Power and Heart | dHb
  54. I Believe I Don’t Believe | B.Kaotic
  55. Paradise Lost and Some Thoughts | Barefoot on Rainy Days
  56. NaBloPoMo – BlogHer – Daily Prompt: I Believe « Mama Bear Musings
  57. The Foundation of (My) Belief | RePrEsSeD ExPrEsSiOnS
  58. Daily Prompt: I Believe | bemuzin
  59. The psychology of testing my beliefs on the long-winding travel road this past week « psychologistmimi
  60. 6 Tenets | djgarcia94
  61. Beliefs | My Author-itis
  62. I Don’t Believe | Knowledge Addiction
  63. I believe…… | melissuhhsmiles
  64. Truths and Untruths | pen . paper . storm
  65. Daily Prompt: True Vs False | Chasing Yellow
  66. Daily Prompt: This Much is True…Yet Not So True | Morrighan’s Muse
  67. Daily Prompt: I Believe | Healthy Harriet
  68. Believe It or Not? | meanderedwanderings
  69. i’m a believer | eastelmhurst.a.go.go
  70. Daily Prompt: Things I believe, in my heart | Ipso • facto
  71. Daily Prompt: I Believe, I Don’t Believe | @ The West Gate
  72. Clap along, if you awoke at 11:11 | Trucker Turning Write
  73. I believe | Post Departum Depression
  74. I believe… | MsMissyLeigh
  75. you are based on one | y
  76. I believe | Window on my world
  77. Malaysia Flight 370: Where Are You? | My Play Nook
  78. Daily Prompt: I Believe | forgottenmeadows
  79. Believe It Or Not | jsleflore
  80. I Believe | A New Life Wandering
  81. I believe | Minnesota Transplant
  82. Daily Prompt: I Believe ~~ My thoughts |
  83. The Beliefs of My Heart | awomansaved
  84. Believe Me Natalie | Wise Woman in Training
  85. 3 Things I Believe | The 253 in the 402
  86. I Think | Overcoming Bloglessness
  87. Deep Within My Heart: Daily Prompt | RosieSmrtiePants
  88. Daily Prompt: I Believe | Basically Beyond Basic
  89. What I Know for Sure | 365 Days of Thank You
  90. Slip-sliding Into Spring with a heartache… | The Seminary of Praying Mantis
  91. Believe Me You | Views Splash!
  92. More than a Game | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  93. I believe I’ll have another… | Willow’s Corner
  94. The Poet’s Lament | vic briggs

Until next time


A Beginning

I’ve thought long and hard about blogging. 

About whether it’s something that’s for me, or if it’s a bit excessive. But I wanted somewhere I could go to just spill everything onto a page. A place to be anonymous, but also to be myself. Both, in tandem.

Blogging’s always something that struck me as a bit hit or miss. There are the blogs that explain something, there are the blogs of the opinionated, there are those that wish to overshare, and those that seek to shock and create friction. And then of course there are the ‘hobby blogs’ as I am going to refer to them. And each has their place. Don’t get me wrong but I don’t want to be like that. I want to, I don’t know in some way go back to what blogging used to be. When it was a humble way to journal. I am simply choosing this to be public, because I like the idea that I have nothing to hide (well other than my identity, but that’s the joy of the internet isn’t it)!

What can you expect on here, if you have happened by? Something you may have seen many times in the land of blogs and journals I would imagine. The random witterings of someone you don’t know. Here I will ramble, and rant, reminisce and confess and joke, and generally jot down things that pop into my head. 

If you have a question, please ask away. I will do my best to answer anything you want to know. With a couple of obvious exceptions. 

Until next time.