Monday, April 4, 2011

I'm back to normal!

Remember how negative I was in my last post, which was ages ago? That was depression talking. It had never hit me as hard as it did this year, and I finally got some help. My doctor put me on an anti-depressant called Zoloft, which gave me the most terrible side effects during the first week. At this moment, I am so grateful that I started taking the pills. I haven't felt this relaxed and happy in a very long time, and I also seem to think more clearly about things that in the past would have caused an emotional breakdown from my side. I am on the pills for 6 months now, and after that I will be re-evaluated to see if I should stay on them or not.

Big things have been happening to me, most noteworthy is the fact that I got my first full-time job! I am now a Data Capture Technician at the same museum that my husband works at, which makes him my boss. Today was my second day and I can honestly say that I am loving every moment. Unfortunately my husband is away to Cape Town till Friday, so it felt a little depressing to walk into a quiet house when I came home today, but at least I am handling it better that usual :)

We also started with a new hobby! We have taken up body boarding, having received our new boards on Saturday. It is so nice to have something fun like that to do while at the same time getting plenty of exercise and soaking up some much needed Vitamin D.

I just came back from a nice holiday at the seaside with my family and must say it has done the world of good to me, had such a great time. Well, I should go get my dinner out of the oven, will chat again later :)


April said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better!

Body boarding sounds so fun - I've never tried it! :)


Robyn :) said...

Glad you are feeling better!! I have taken Zoloft before, but it made me gain weight so I am now on Celexa. Both work really well, though.

Emily said...

Sorry it has been so long since I have stopped by for a visit. Life doesn't seem to allow enough minutes in the day to do all the things I want to do. So glad things are going well for you and congrats on your novel! Wishing you all the best for the future! :)