HI! My name is Kimberly Johnson . . . nice to meet you! I have battled depression in the “happiest” times of my life. OR what was perceived to be the happiest times. To me it was not. I would wish for a cloudy day or a thunderstorm (not because I liked thunderstorms, but because I would not want to go outside, I didn’t want to pretend that I was okay). Joy was elusive, hidden. It would poke it’s happy little head out just to remind me of what I didn’t have.
To the outside world, family and friends, my life was great! To me, I was drowning. Why was I drowning? You may be asking yourself the same questions. Why do I feel this way? Honestly, I couldn’t pinpoint answer of why, I just knew how I felt and it wasn’t happy. I have a great family, a home, a car, food, friends . . . all the things that “make up” a happy life are there. The only thing missing was the HAPPY part.
I have put together a small book with the things I have done to help myself get out of the fog and move toward the sunshine. These things helped me so much. They are simple and they don’t cost money. They only take you understanding that you are so much more than a ball of sadness. Your life matters!