Finding Hope

Finding Hope is a series of posts that speaks on my path from severe depression to happiness over the course of several years. It does not mean that my days are always perfect, but my entire life is different. If you've ever been depressed, you know that the first step is finding hope!

Winning at Life


Stagnant.  That’s like the ultimate swear word in my head. I don’t like my air to feel stagnant, and I don’t like my life to be stagnant.  I seriously did not understand how this could affect my day until the past few months.  So let me back up… Pretty much my entire adult life has… 

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Finding Hope: Insecurity

Insecurity.  It ruins lives, and I am not exaggerating.  If I think back to my 20 year old self and compare it to my 31 year old self, that’s one of the biggest differences.  I’m no longer as insecure.  I’m proud of my life, my husband, my kids, my talents, and my house.  I’m not… 

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Finding Hope: Bad Days

Back when I was struggling with severe depression, it seemed like I spent most of my days feeling hopeless.  Then each month, I had a few days where I could see clearly and I felt in control.  Those were the best.  But then I also had the horrible days where the hopelessness manifested into something… 

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Finding Hope: Being Normal Isn’t For Everyone


When Aidan was just a baby, I considered homeschooling.  I didn’t have any particular reason, I just remember talking about it.  It seemed like the right thing to do.   But then I poo-pooed that idea.  I mean, only religious people homeschool.  Isn’t that right?  And we’ve established that I don’t fit that mold. So… 

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Finding Hope: Preparation

So I always remember that Oprah had this saying: Luck/success is when preparation meets opportunity.  Or something like that.  After a quick search on Google, there is an actual quote by a Roman philosopher that says, “Luck is where the crossroads of opportunity and preparation meet.” If you read back through this blog, you’ll often… 

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