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13 August 2013 @ 07:15 pm
Adventures in Depression  
I've been running on low recently, and today I realized that a lot of the stuff I've been putting down to 'we have a baby and I'm busy' sounds an awful lot like I'm actually just running a low-level depression: I'm not finding as much joy in everyday things, I'm not making an effort to see people, I'm feeling a little bit hopeless about prospects for feeling better in the future.

(I'm not saying none of this is due to baby. Babies are *stressful*, yo.)

But now I a lot more suspicious that there's a serotonin deficiency. You see, when I started considering going to the doctor,
my brain automatically said "It's too much work to set up an appointment and they probably wouldn't be able to help you anyway and you're a whiner for being upset about being tired and depressed when you're a new parent."

Yeah, okay, brain. Doctor time.

Also: if you are someone who I haven't seen in a while, please consider this an invitation to set up some time to spend together with me. I'm actually severely underpeopled right now.
desperance: lukedesperance on August 14th, 2013 04:51 am (UTC)
Huh. Busy Saturday? If not, I'm reading at SF in SF, with Laura Anne Gilman. After that we may be spending a few days playing, locally. After that, we're pretty much free, I think...
chinderschinders on August 15th, 2013 03:28 am (UTC)
Hmmm, what about dinner soon? Maybe next Thursday?
desperancedesperance on August 15th, 2013 03:46 am (UTC)
Dinner soon would be nice. Let's wait to see what K's schedule is next week - she has to have infusions, and we don't yet know which days - but yeah. If I don't get back to you, pursue me; I am bad about making arrangements.
chinderschinders on August 15th, 2013 03:51 am (UTC)
Okay, I'll harass you. :)
Debbie N.wild_irises on August 14th, 2013 11:45 am (UTC)
I'm out of town until Sunday, but we should plan something after that.

One thing that works with South Bay folks is dinner in somewhere like Millbrae, where I can get back on the BART afterwards. Or one of us can make the whole trek to the other one's 'hood.

Let me know what would work.
chinderschinders on August 15th, 2013 03:33 am (UTC)
I'd love that! Maybe a weeknight sometime? I can make availability happen on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
metaphortunate sonmetaphortunate on August 16th, 2013 05:49 am (UTC)
Are we going to see you guys on Saturday?
chinderschinders on August 16th, 2013 02:39 pm (UTC)
Is that the day of the party? We'd love to be there if we can - can you send details to chindersinn at gmail?