the truth is, I am not doing better
The last few weeks have been tough. It looks like I will need another round of Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).
I wrote my account of being in the hospital a couple of weeks ago, and I think it warrants a quick follow-up.
I was hospitalized for depression from January 24, 2017, until February 3, 2017.
Writing about depression helps me overcome depression
It has been a tough month
Clare and I are leaving Portland. Clare will be attending Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania for a post-baccalaureate premedical program.
I read 5-10 books a month on average. There have been periods of my life where I read 20+ books a month and times when I read fewer than 1.
A single conversation led me to ditch my libertarian beliefs.
I want to write more.
I tried various personal experiments to see if I could improve my day-to-day life.
I've given up drinking. It has had a bigger effect on me than I thought it would.
Using exercise to treat depression
In January I wrote 31 letters. This project was part of my ongoing efforts to reduce my use of social media, and I wanted to update my loved ones on my life with a more direct and personal form of communication. Also, who doesn't love receiving mail?
Whether or not this is ever published, I know I can find some solace in expressing myself.