Inspired by a blogger with whom I recently connected, who shared about her experience getting sober on her blog, I am going to take a leap of faith on this 29th day of February that happens once every 4 years to share something that I have been experiencing for the last 4 years.
4 years ago, I experienced by first bout of debilitating depression. I took a medicine that caused me to have awful, awful side effects, one of which was a serious episode with depression. Since then, almost every month or every other month I have struggled with depression that became worse and worse. Initially, it would wipe me out for a day or so. I could still show up for work with albeit with a frown on my face, but still show up.