I’ve been feeling down from a long time and finally, after a lot of cloudy days and a ton of brooding and despair, I’ve finally started pulling myself out of depression. I’ve been suffering from depression since the age of 10, so it’s always on and off with me, but this time it really hit me hard. And the worst part is, I’m not even sure what caused it; maybe one thing in particular or the other, or maybe it was the sum of all or maybe it was just because of something someone said or did. In any case, I’m not even sure if that matters anymore because I’ve been trying to find the reason for months now only to find myself stumbling in a dark maze of not-so-good thoughts.

In the past few months I tried to get out of this dark spell a number of times, but surprisingly nothing worked at all and the vacations we took, the impromptu shopping sprees, all the expensive food and booze, nothing… absolutely nothing worked. I tried crying too, but that just made things worse and pulled me further down.

The thing that really pains me though is that I hate to do this to the one person who lives with me, the only person who actually loves me and cares for me – Vishal. My depression affects him, a lot more than he shows and I know this, and to be honest, that’s one of the reasons, or maybe it’s the only reason I try to not make things worse by doing stupid things like fighting, arguing, or attempting different ways of self-harming. It’s very frustrating at times; sometimes my suicidal tendencies get the best of me, sometimes anger does and sometimes hurt, but this time it was sadness. And trust me, sadness was the worst of them all.

Vishal’s been so patient with me and it is his patience that makes it possible for me to even come out of my depression. It is his love for me that makes me believe in myself and my capabilities to deal with it all. God only knows how exhausting it might be for him to be in a relationship with me. I am so fucking grateful to have him in my life. It is his and only his presence that keeps me sane and functional… and even alive. And so I’ve decided that I’ve spent enough time in the dark abyss and have pulled him down enough too. It stops here. I feel like I’ve wasted enough time already worrying about things that I shouldn’t have even thought about in the first place, that don’t even matter and that can’t even touch me. So, I’m just going to pull myself together and start my normal daily routine. I need to start practising gratitude again because it is the one thing that makes me feel sane and calm. Why? I have no idea. It just does, just like meditation, so I’m gonna do these two things and try to get back into the swing of things at work and at home.

Eva is such a blessing in our lives and now that I have almost finished the 2 critique projects I’ve been working on, I have all the time in the world to be with her and Vishal. I’m just going to be grateful for the beautiful life I have and for the most amazing husband and the most adorable fur-baby and be happy. And when Vishal gets some time off from work, we’ll hunt for a GSD pup. I’ve bounced back from depression so many times now that I’ve practically lost the count, so I’m just going to do it again. I am just going to take this all slow and steady till I get back to where I was emotionally a few months back to promote Deceived and write Sinister Town.

I am just going to take this all slow and steady till I get back to where I was emotionally before and resume promoting Deceived and writing Sinister Town.

BTW, if you ever feel down or low, listen to Nothing Else Matters by Metallica and everything will start to feel unreal and I bet you’ll start to get high just by listening to this beautiful, beautiful song. And a lot of things will start to make sense.

I am not going to apologise for my emotional rant because this post is really important to me – first, it helped me unload my emotional burden and really made me feel a lot better and second, this post helped me Freewrite. So, peace out! 🙂

Ciao ❤

16 responses to “Downtime”

  1. Honesty is a precious commodity in today’s world. Kudos to you for always being forthcoming about your battles with depression. Someone out there, battling their own demons, might find a spark of support and solace in your fight.
    Saying that things would be great and such would be a lot of superficial crap so I won’t go there. But I would say the what I was thinking three-quarters through this post. It is your own battle, you have fought and overcome it so many times. Just keep believing in yourself.
    P. S. – Freewriting is heaven! 😁😁

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    • First off, sorry for the late reply. For some reason, your comment didn’t show up in my WordPress notifications.
      Thanks for your kind words. I firmly believe that speaking the truth is always healthy (no matter how bitter or cruel it may be.) In the end, it is always better, to be a seemingly blunt honest than be a comforting liar.
      Thanks for dropping by and reading!
      And I agree, freewriting is indeed heaven 🙂
      Good day…

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      • Never mind the late reply. I have been facing the same issue with the WP app. I even wrote about this in my feedback on the Play Store, at least 2 months ago. It seems their tech team has been unable to solve the issue as yet.

        And yes, speaking out the truth is better. Makes us feel lighter and happier too.


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    • Thanks, Dagny. I can’t tell you how much I want to get back on the track (the one on which I jog), but my stamina is so horrible right now that I can’t even walk for 10 minutes 😦 Though I’m planning to work on walking first and then will start jogging. It feels os good to just go out there and jog/walk freely!

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  2. Hi Heena, was already wondering where were you. I hope you bat it down to pieces soon enough. 😉 I know it myself how it feels, so I can say deciding is the first step and is a good enough positive sign. So keep going gal! Meditation and gratitude journals really helps. 🙂
    Take care! Have a wonderful week ahead Heena. 🙂


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