I had been hoping to write in here more frequently than once a week or so, but so far that isn’t working out.  I think my problem is lack of motivation.

As I’ve chronicled, I haven’t posted on Facebook in probably two months, nor have I tweeted for about a month and a half.  I find that nobody has noticed me missing.  That isn’t (or at least shouldn’t be) my prime reason for posting, but I do find it drains my motivation to put myself out anywhere.  I think about posting here and then quickly talk myself out of it, saying “why bother to expend the energy?”

The other, and perhaps more disturbing, thoughts that have crept into my psyche revolve around completely withdrawing from the world.  I’ve already stopped Facebook and Twitter, I’m not posting much in here.  One of my goals for this year was to try to get out more and meet people, but I’m thinking about stopping that, too (not that I’ve done a whole lot of that, anyway).  Just become a hermit.  I think I could do it and have nobody miss me.

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  1. I understand what you are feeling. Sometimes I wonder the same things you do. But, I have learned that you get back what you give out. Don’t withdraw from the world. I know when you are depressed (as I am) the first instinct is one of hopelessness and “what’s the point.” This is what your brain thinks, but if you are aware of it, that can be very helpful. Depression is mean. Fight back by building your social connections. You can do this. You can get yourself back out there and it will work. You can do this.

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