That’s the thing for me. I may experience depression and all the symptoms and ideation of it but I genuinely love, feel at my best and content when I’m alone. I don’t need to be asked if I left the house today. I don’t need to be told I should go outside my family and socialize. Certainly not if I’m content and certainly not because of other people’s expectations and standards.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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