It seems so ironic to me that when you are in a depressed state of mind, the one thing you want is to be isolated from everyone, when the irony is that when you have your friends with you, the depression doesn’t hurt as bad.
Now, I don’t have that many “in real life” friends. Suffice to say that I’m a bit of a loner when it comes to that. Plus, with me being a graduate student, mom, it’s hard to make those connections. I do have a few people I call “friend”, but they are busy with their own lives as well, and it’s hard to maintain those friendships.
Since I’ve “come out” about my depression and how I’ve been feeling, I’ve made some amazing new connections. I have “met” some incredible people, some of whom are listed in my “Blogs I Like to Read” sidebar. Through those virtual connections, I have found that I am not that alone as I thought I was. Sure, I still have my moments of feeling alone, isolated, and insecure. When I read my newfound friends’ blogs, I take solace in knowing that they are just on the other side of the keyboard.
And that helps me feel better.