Sharing Saturday has been moved to Thursdays. Welcome to the first installment.
One of the symptoms of my depression is a longing to disappear. Not disappear in a gruesome, permanent sense but rather a desire to become virtually invisible. A hermit if you will. Not having to interact with others, on some days, is the greatest gift I can give myself (and probably everyone else as well). It’s why, for a few months now, I’ve not been a great blogging friend.
It’s been exceptionally hard for me to muster the energy to read and comment and tweet and do all the other activities I like to do for other bloggers. I don’t feel that I have anything valuable to contribute to their posts (and I refuse to leave comment vomit) and most days, when I open up my Google Reader, the sheer volume of posts to read sends me into an anxiety attack and I just declare feed bankruptcy and tell myself I’ll get better tomorrow. Not only that, there are so many great, insightful bloggers out there and I find it hard to keep up (or even produce content that’s in the same class). So, to prevent my depression from getting worse, I do what I do best: avoid.
Avoiding is my go-to tactic, particularly when I’m in the midst of a really bad cycle. Avoiding makes me feel invisible which, ultimately, is the goal. Although I keep writing, which I do because it’s an outlet, I just can’t bring myself to do everything else in the capacity I know I need to. It’s too hard. So to those of you who have been commenting, sharing, and otherwise engaging with me–thank you. I’m working really hard to get better about reciprocating.
As a sort of peace offering, I do want to share a few posts I’ve read this past week and have thoroughly enjoyed:
- You Know You’re Obsessed with Personal Finance Blogging When…on From Shopping To Saving.
- 26 Reasons to Keep Money In Savings on Fiscal Fizzle
- Creflo Dollar, Joel Osteen and the Prosperity Principle on Married with Debt
- Snowballing Debt Is Illogical on My Alternative Life
- Finding Peace with Money on MomVesting
And lastly, I’d like to thank Andrea from So Over Debt for bringing to light a very serious problem and telling us that Apostrophe Abuse Prevention: It Starts With You
I’ve also been doing some guest posting on various sites. I don’t think I’ve done a good job of sharing those posts here but if you check out my Guest Posts page, you’ll find links to all the guest posts I’ve done.
So that’s it. This is my olive branch. I’m hoping to make this a regular Thursday feature instead of a Saturday one, and I promise that even if I’m not commenting and tweeting, I am reading. Thank you all for being patient with me. I’m on crazy people pills now so hopefully we’ll start seeing some progress soon and I’ll de-hermit myself.