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A new month means a fresh start.

So didn't go that well for me. A storm rolled in and anyone that deals with knows all about mood changes that can happen because of the weather. Well the dark gloomy day made me rather depressed. My plans got cancelled as well so that didn't help my mood either.

I'm starting to think that being an artist of sort has rules. Like one of the rules is that you have some sort of depression. Another rule is that you've had your heart broken at least once. I notice that these are just two things that I see with a lot of artists. It's amazing to think about just how many famous writers, painters, and even actors that have produced spectacular work after overcoming something.

With all that being said I think is going to be a fresh start for me. It's time to kick it into gear and really get things going. It's time for me to start living my life. I mean really live it. I want to go out and explore. I want to meet new people. I want to try new things. I just want to bring a lot of "new" into my life.

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Madcanman wrote on November 1, 2014, 5:53 AM

Keep that mindset and you'll be okay. If you decide that you're going to get out there and make some changes and look for new adventures in life, relationships and anything else then just get out there and do it. I know first hand that it's not always as easy as that, but you need to be your motivator. Depression has been- and continues to be, in some cases- a huge dark cloud covering some in my family, and it seems the one worst affected by it always ends up sabotaging himself, refusing help, and generally preferring to wallow in his mostly self-made misery. I know this sounds harsh, but we have all tried and tried over the years to help, and he fights it. Stick to it, and you'll come out okay. Best of luck to you, Bellatricks.

Feisty56 wrote on November 1, 2014, 10:34 AM

Good for you -- intention is the first step. I know for myself, I have to do one thing at a time --looking at too much can overwhelm me to the point of doing nothing at all. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed with your goals, I suggest taking small steps toward one goal before moving forward with the next. However it works best for YOU, I wish you success.

Isabella wrote on November 1, 2014, 11:13 AM

Be kind to yourself, take the time to plan days catered to you. Be selfish once in a while and treat yourself extra nice. They say good thing happen to those who wait...meaning create positive possibilities for you, where you will meet people that like what you like and bring out the best in you. I hope this helps and I wish you only the best...

AliCanary wrote on November 1, 2014, 1:51 PM

Fellow artist, here. I haven't had any serous issues with depression, but I've had my heart broken a bazillion times. I like your "fresh start" approach. Actually, every day is a fresh start, if you make it so!

frenchtoast78 wrote on November 1, 2014, 11:00 PM

A few weeks ago I read a quote that said, if you haven't failed once in your life, it meant you were never innovative. Not sure how it is related to your post, but I too was looking for something new a few months ago. And then I found it and I'm looking forward for November to continue being kind to me. I'm not an artist but I have had my own depression and had my share of having my heart broken. :)