I'm taking a break from doing blog awards since they can be time-consuming. Instead, when I'm nominated for awards I'll answer the questions posed to me in this 20(ish) questions format. I'll also answer questions from assorted other question tags and the like. Feel free to join in the fun with your own answers to … Continue reading 20(ish) Questions
Despite the happy-sounding title, I'm talking about falling in a very little sense. The combination of lithium-induced clumsiness and cobblestone streets was bound to catch up to me. It was around 6am and I was walking to the train station to catch an early train to Pompeii. I was crossing a street and completely wiped … Continue reading Falling head over heels for Italy
Travelling has always been a major passion of mine. Unfortunately depression makes it rather hard to feel passionate about much of anything, but in an attempt to get myself a bit more excited about my upcoming trip to Italy I thought I'd do a post covering the places I've managed to tick off my travel … Continue reading Places ticked off my bucket list
Travelling has always been a passion of mine. In the 10 years since I developed depression, my illness has certainly gotten its hands dirty interfering in my travel plans and hopping along for the ride. So much for trip cancellation insurance In 2007, I had planned to do an organized tour across China, Mongolia, and … Continue reading Travelling with depression as a carry-on
Last night I got back from a week-long vacation at an all-inclusive resort in Mexico. The vacation came at a very good time. I was starting to get really mired down in negative thoughts, thoughts that convinced me that I was being used, wasn't cared about, and was a failure. The rainy darkness that is … Continue reading Pressing reset (or maybe just pause)
Wahoo! Tomorrow I leave for a week at an all-inclusive beachfront resort in Los Cabos, Mexico. Not a vacation from work, because I haven't been working that much recently, but a vacation from my life. A vacation from myself, to some extent. A much-needed vacation from myself, at that; the last couple days in particular … Continue reading It’s vacation time!
I guess I should start by explaining what Uzbek is. It's the language of Uzbekistan, a former Soviet republic in central Asia that was part of the Silk Road that once wound through Asia. It's an area of the world where there are still people living the traditional nomadic lifestyle involving yurts, riding horseback, and … Continue reading How do you say antidepressant in Uzbek?