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Hello Depression!

It's been a rough few weeks here at Casa Denise: I have a project at work that requires skills I'm not familiar nor comfortable with so it's pushing me out of my comfort zone, my mother-in-law lost her (very young) best friend to cancer, and my father had a cancerous skin lesion removed (requiring a skin graft from his shoulder). Any of these separately would be rough but manageable; all of them together are a lot to process through.

I'm not sure if all of that triggered the really nasty bout of depression I'm dealing with or if it's just a coincidence, or possibly related to the stress of trying to keep up with holiday expectations - regardless of cause, it's here and it's making everything so much harder.

Even simple things, like taking a shower, putting on appropriate, clean clothes for work, and doing laundry feel like huge accomplishments after I've pushed through doing them. Yesterday I shoved the outfit I'd picked out for work the night b…

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