This is not the most auspicious day to launch a new blog, but here goes. This is the companion blog to the LivingManicDepressive website, and we are open as of today.
Of course, it’s handy to have been depressed for the last week. I haven’t been out of the house that much, and I’ve read all the new books I have, and I think I’ve seen all the Law and Order episodes now.
The only entertainment left was the computer, so I spent the time redesigning my website and adding this blog.
Clearly I wasn’t horribly depressed or else I wouldn’t have been able to focus enough to do the finicky work on the website. Or perhaps boredom is sufficiently strong to break through some parts of the depression.
Either way, it is possible to be depressed enough not to want to go outside and yet not so depressed to work on some types of productive stuff, that doesn’t involve human interaction.
Looking back, my website and all the major extensions were created at times like this, when I was somewhat depressed, but not too depressed. Non-functional in most aspects of my life, but very productive in narrow slivers of it.