The subject deserves at least an hour for me to get all my points across clearly, but I have less than half of that to deliver it, so I intend to post my notes here as a companion guide at the same time. Stay tuned for more.
After being abandoned in the middle of nowhere by my last true friend, losing all motivation for my projects, and getting backstabbed by someone I thought was a friend there, while freezin' ma baws aff as a horrible winter hit a draughty council house that I ended up in, I got quite fed up and managed to escape that one-horse shitehole, to a town that actually has a lot of community spirit.
Having been here for over three years now, after moving home a total of 10 times in 9 years, I think I've finally found the right spot for me.
After a long period of putting my life back together I feel almost ready to engineer our freedom, and/or die trying.
This post is dedicated to anyone suffering through depression, and finding out that most people have no fucking clue how to help you. I hope that you find whatever kind of support it is that you need.
I had to throw myself at every opportunity that I could, when I could manage it, as nothing helped much, but slowly building a new social network around me has seemed to make some difference, even if there's still nobody else whom I can call a true friend who has my back.
I'd like to share a couple of songs with you that I find motivational, one for my dad's 'boomer generation:
...and a favourite of mine for the current generation:
Excuse the cheesiness.