Outfit Post: 8/21/13

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Shirt and belt: Goodwill — Skirt: Gift — Flats: American Rag — Earrings: Hand-me-down — Necklace: Erica Weiner — Ring: Solano Stroll

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Hello, everybody! I’m feeling cautiously optimistic today, how ’bout you?

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I took these pictures after my first depression skills class last night–something my new doctor encouraged me to do alongside therapy. Attending it left me feeling pretty positive, and feel like I’m already armed with some good weapons with which to battle Depression Brain. 

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Since I was in a good mood, I decided to take some energetic, spirited pictures! They were not all…successful, let’s say…but it was fun to play around. Sometimes I get in a pose rut.

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I recognize that these positive feelings may just be part of the up-and-down cycle that’s been pretty standard for me lately, but I’m going to work on cultivating them within myself while they’re here.

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How are you doing, everybody? Share or don’t as your heart desires.

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6 thoughts on “Outfit Post: 8/21/13

  1. There are depression skills classes?! That’s awesome! Hope they’re great for you, and please share (here or privately) anything helpful you learn. Your playful poses are such fun!

  2. Jen says:

    I’m glad you’re feeling hopeful & optimistic! I’ve had occasional bouts of depression in my life (before sobriety… that helps A LOT), but I’ve been with my husband for 20+ years and he suffers from cyclical, clinical, sometimes completely debilitating depression. It’s really hard for everyone involved, so I can sympathize… and celebrate with you when it’s loosened it’s stranglehold a bit! Yay!

    I’m doing pretty well, myself. Anxiety’s more my bag, but it’s been pretty mellow lately. Looking forward to fall, and sweaters, and pumpkin in everything from my oatmeal to my smoothies.

    This is a really cute outfit, too. I like all the ruffles, and the bright flower ring.

  3. My heart’s desire… I don’t know what it is yet.

    Or it could really be just that simple: good dinner with friends every week. Twice/week. Three times.

    Okay, maybe not three times.

    But maybe.

    I second the ruffle like. I like the ruffles, too. And this cream color is a great color on you.

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