Getting back on the horse

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It's been a while since I've written a blog article. I've been focusing on writing a novel, developing keynote presentations, and trying to keep up with the ever-changing world of social media.

Since the last time I added to this blog, I've gotten a clearer view of what I want to do with my life. I can't have a traditional job due to my many health issues, so I've had to look elsewhere to find my purpose. This turned out to be exactly what I needed. Without realizing it, I had boxed myself in. I was thinking narrowly about what kind of work I could do, relying on my past work experience as a teacher, trainer, and public speaker. After trying to force myself into something that clearly wasn't going to work, I became frustrated and depressed.

I've dealt with chronic depression disorder for years, so I recognize its ugly head when it comes for me. Sometimes I can fend it off, but other times there's no fighting it. I'm lucky to have a good support system, both online and off.

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Thanks to the wonder of social media, I'm able to continue to help people understand math and science and teach them about social issues. I've always wanted to be on TV. Now, I have several shows of my own!

I'm still struggling. I probably always will be. Depression tends to hang around and rain on the parade without warning. I'm still going strong, and I'm feeling like I'm again contributing to making the world a better place.

I really appreciate the support I've gotten from all of you. YOU keep me going when it looks dark and impossible. I can't thank you enough.

-A