Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Avoidance is the mother of invention

I'm fighting depression. Mostly because I just don't have time for it right now. In two weeks, I will sleep all day and wear sweatpants and watch sad movies and tell everyone that I could'a been a contender.

But today, today I write and I do not feel like I am missing anything by not attending the graduate dinner tonight where my colleagues will receive so many awards that, had I been there, I would have had to help them carry them all to their cars.

No, I will not.

Nor will I think about the amazing food that will inevitably be eaten. Or the loneliness of having a husband who is part assistant principal and part baseball coach. Nope.

I will avoid the cesspool of self pity glimmering like those wavy mirages on hot desert roads just ahead.

What are you avoiding today?


  1. You could watch AI with the rest of us!

  2. You're a contender, Laura : )!!!!

    We all wallow in self-pity sometimes. Just don't let it last too long ... : ) : ) : )

  3. I want to say the things you are depressed about aren't really depressing things... they're normal things! But I know that doesn't help depression because that never helped my anxiety. Just hang in and write a novel this summer. It's really easy. It's fun the whole way and after a few months are passed you're like, whoa, all of that makes a novel? And then you let it sit for a long time, and then you read it again and know exactly how you should fix it. It's easy! You'll be doing it soon.