Hello to you all.
I promised you in January that once the tax season had been survived, I would update my blog and here I am at last, just sneaking in before the end of February.
Since August, I’ve been lucky enough to have experienced a period of calm with my DS. It’s been the first 6 month period of stability that we have had in nearly 7 years and it has been bliss. I tell you this, not to gloat, but to show you that there can be a light at the end of the tunnel.
I am under no illusions and know that our stability is fragile , but each day gives us respite from the tough times we went through. Each day enables us to strengthen our relationship. I also get to fall in love with him again and slowly I am starting to trust him again and to open up my heart.
I’ve also been busy outside of the world of depression. On 1st October my new business opened its doors to trade and between then and 31st January my client base doubled in size. It’s been crazy busy but also incredibly satisfying to see my acorn beginning to grow.
I didn’t do this alone. The support I had from friends and family has been unsurpassed. I thank them all as I honestly believe that I could not have done it without them. To have such amazing people in my life makes me feel very blessed and even more keen to be there to support others. Only last night I caught up with a friend who I hadn’t seen in years, who has been battling her own demons and who’s list of friends suffering with depression went on and on.
This illness is rife and people still rarely admit to it. As my friend described something her HS had said to her I knew that he had been going through what we HS all go through.
The word is spreading about our group and how we support each other. I hope you are all hanging in there and that you too have been experiencing some good times. Whether you have or you haven’t, this HS is here for you if you need her.