alright folks. starting from today im going to upload a chapter from my book each week. Feel free to leave your comments. All of this is 100% true but some of it may be exaggerated for "creative licence"
also I have two potential names im mulling over. The first is Change Your Own World. This second is Bob is a cunt (bob is what I call my black dog/depression
) Id like your opinion on both
Chapter 1 - Keepin' it Real
Hi all. My name is Gary and I suffer from a horrible debilitating illness called depression.
Sounds fairly innocuous right? I mean we all get depressed. We all have the occasional miserable thought. We all occasionally feel fat and stupid and useless and worthless. Well imagine feeling that way every second of every day or your life. That is depression
Depression can take over your entire life. There are a range of different symptoms. Here are some of the ones I have suffered myself
Regular feelings of sadness or despair
Feeling that everything is utterly pointless
Crippling isolation and feeling completely alone in the world
Very little energy
Lack of sleep
Getting no pleasure from anything
I’m not looking for sympathy here, although that would be nice after years of feeling like an outcast. I’m just telling it like it is. I’m just being real, like all those gansta rapper types would say.
So why this book? Good question really. It seemed like a good idea at the time. I had an urge to do it so I did it. I very rarely get an urge to do anything anymore so I usual follow my urges when they happen. Plus I suppose this might be helpful to someone. Maybe it’ll stop someone feeling so alone or bring someone a crumb of comfort. If even one person feels better due to this, then that is enough for me