The End of Depression

It started out with routines and baby steps…

Walk the dog by noon, drink water, eat something. Limit naps.

Sit on the balcony for a bit until the skin gets too hot. Soul-search with an open mind.

Slowly, things started coming back...

Music. Music videos.

Going to the gym. Funny memories. Thoughts about the future besides death and darkness.

Small talk in elevators, laughing, a body that doesn’t ache everywhere.

Job hunting. Being interviewed. Being proud of my past.

Setbacks and comebacks.

New haircut. Rosy cheeks. An attention span. Falling asleep before 4 am.

Options. Friends reappearing. Creativity. Hopes, and even a few dreams...