Talking about depression and running a business isn’t exactly a light or refreshing or easy topic. I’d rather talk about preeeetty much anything else, but going on about marketing or strategy or mojo or making more dollars doesn’t address the deepest, hardest part of my life at any given moment. (If you’re depressed, it doesn’t address your hardest bits, either.)
Let’s talk about depression over the years, through the shape-shifting lenses of experience, growth, deepening, and easing, all while growing a business and even leaving the house on occasion. 😉
Sometimes depression is something you live with and learn to work around. These are the workarounds that let me get shit done even when I don’t want to or my brain says I can’t.
December 2015: Keeping the wolf of depression at bay
When you feel depression waiting like a freaking wild animal at the periphery of your psyche, you can take some pretty simple steps to back it off and/or beat it across the snout with a stick.
April 2015: Depression and running a business, part 2
Short, practical, and simple steps for managing both depression and your business without retreating into a hole and hiding until a few months have passed.
August 2013: Depression and running a business (the original, lemme break it all down for you OH GOD IT’S SCARY TO BE THIS VULNERABLE post)
It took years and years to get to the point where I could talk about my depression with anyone at all, let alone publish that shizz on the internet. But I did it. And I’m glad I did.
P.S. Should you wanna reach out and talk to me: click the contact form and spill it. You can also reach out on Facebook or Instagram. This depression shit is the hardest thing I’ve ever done, and I’m happy to help if I can, in any way I can, when I’m not hermiting really hard. 😉