Friday, May 17, 2013

Much A-blog about Nothing

It's 11:30 at night, and I've been trying to write a blog post for hours now, but nothing, nothing is coming! I cannot seem to write lately. I cannot seem to do much of anything lately, and I worry that I'm being sucked dry by the tentacles of depression once again.

How to snap out of it before it's too late? How to get unstuck? {How to get a pair of glasses that don't slide down my nose all the time!?!} ~~~~~~>

Sorry I've got nothing really profound - nothing side-slappin' funny - nothing to share tonight. I tried, and have come up empty.

I guess all I can do is get to bed and try again tomorrow...

Monday, May 13, 2013

A Giant Leap!

One small step for mankind, one giant leap for me! Last week, I completed my classes and ended the semester with an A and a C! 

Why am I so excited about a C? As you may recall from a few weeks ago, I hit a wall academically and psychologically. I procrastinated and let other priorities take over and got myself very behind in school work. In the past, this would have derailed me and sent me careening into the vortex. This time, it almost did; but instead, I picked myself up, albeit a little crazed, and stuck it out until the end. I did not quit. I did my best with the time I had left and I completed and passed my courses. 

It may be so easy of others, but for me it was a monumental shift in thinking and behavior. I am really quite proud. In fact, I am more proud of the C than the A, believe it or not; and I feel bolstered to do even better this summer. 

Lesson learned: when trying to climb out of depression, or overcome any struggle, it is not the great accomplishments that do it. It's the small, daily battles - the seemingly insignificant acts of personal integrity and courage - that when stacked together in time, lead one on to victory.

What is one small thing you can accomplish today to lead you toward success? Set aside the time, and do it. And...