Thursday, September 17, 2015

Sad Banana . . . .

I typed “depressed” into the search bar of the free clip art site I use and this image came up.  It’s called “Sad Banana”.  I actually think the banana looks more scared than sad, but overall it was ridiculous enough to make me smile.  So I had to use it.  And if this opening paragraph isn’t a huge spoiler to my post today, I don’t know what is.

I’ve felt off all summer long.  I thought I just needed a break.  I thought I was in a bit of a summer slump, trading motivation for vacation.  And not just from blogging and DOC stuff.  From life in general.  I’ve just felt so blah about absolutely everything these days.  I thought I was lonely.  I thought Pete’s new job (after another promotion) was taking a toll on both of us.  I thought it was a million things, but not depression.

Guess what?  I couldn’t have been more wrong.  Isn’t it funny how when you’re deep down in depression, it can sometimes be hard to see it for what it is?  I’m not tired.  I’m not unmotivated.  I’m not stressed.  I'm not lonely.  Actually, I AM all those things . . . .but so much more.  I’m just one sad banana.  Yup, I'm depressed.

So now that I realize it, what is next?  Well, I need to stop feeling sorry for myself and move toward that happy fruit bowl.  I think writing this post is a start.  At least, I hope it is.



  1. No advice. Love the banana. Hugs...

  2. I'm depressed too. I'm hoping that by typing it and saying it out loud it will motivate me to work harder to dig myself out of this hole I'm in. Today, I'm going to the Farmer's Market in town. I'm going to introduce myself to 3 strangers. Okay, probably only one or two because three would be pushing my anxiety level a bit too far but, I'm going to try. What are you going to do to make yourself feel better today Karen?

  3. Sending you my best, Karen. Been there, too, and I agree that typing it out and writing it helped me realize what was going on. That was the first step to addressing it, for me. So, kudos to you for that.

  4. Karen, I'm sorry to hear about this. I can't help but think I should have been in touch more. For the record, you make me feel not depressed.

  5. What Colleen said... no advice, just wishes for happiness (via cartoon clip-art)

  6. Oh noes! I hope that you can find someone to talk to or some self-help techniques to get you through this rough spot.


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