Tuesday, June 01, 2010

How to beat depression . . .

Go to the shops.
Go to the bookshop.
Buy books.

The Poisonwood Bible - on my 'to read' list.
Bittersweet - 'inspirational literature' not my usual, but bought on a whim.
Spud - for my husband who hasn't read it, but I will reread it as well.

Diagnosis of my depression. I'm bored out of my mind. Probably my fault because my programme is in my hands, but sometimes there is just waiting! My application for a PhD is in, but I've gotta wait. Proposal is already half-written. But no point in stressing. They could still say no.
Secondly, I'm very isolated. Need more people - even in my introvert life. Again, probably my fault.
Solution - still got to figure that out!


Anonymous said...

Read Spud now. It's side splitting.

Delme Linscott said...

Hi Jenny
I agree with Mark. Recipe no.1 to beat depression and lethargic mood towards studies - Read Spud. I have read all 3 and thoroughly enjoyed them all.
I have also read the Poisonwood Bible - well written and very thought provoking.

God keep you strong.

David Barbour said...

Hi Jenny,

Yes Poisonwood was great I have memories of soldier ants devouring everything and a belligerent father who would not grow vegetable any other way than his way. A fantastic author. That was her first but she has written others that have also hit the big time. One my wife has read is all about her family living in a green way for a year or so. Her daughter has also written a book I think.

As to loneliness and depression - I offer you a cup of coffee @ Mug & Bean next week? Let me know.

Thomas O. Scarborough said...

At the top of this post, you forgot "Eat". And maybe now is the time for a name change: Carpenter's Blues. Is this helpful? :-)

Thomas O. Scarborough said...

P.S. I did this post once: http://thomasscarborough.blogspot.com/2007/09/depression.html

Jenny Hillebrand said...

Thank you all. David - yes, sounds great!