Thanks to all out there who wished well!
Here's a big thank you to everyone out there who wished me well! Uglybaldie, flatfeet, grace, and several anons.
Yeah I know depression is a dangerous thing. I have a few relatives who have been or are still depressed. So I know what it does to you.
One of the things that makes depression worse is the anhedonia that comes with it. It makes people unwilling to do anything. Then the inactivity basically makes you do nothing but think about yourself, your problems. And then you start to feel sorry for yourself. And then you find that your life is all about being depressed!
So I know the cycle well and I know it's never good to be stuck in it. But I also think that one should grieve early. Let it all out. Acknowledge the sadness, disappointment and pain. Never try to hide it, sweep it under the carpet. Basically you still have to get over it. And then you can move on and say what's next.
Well for me "what's next" is I'm going to concentrate on my kids. For the past few years, Daddy had been too busy chasing stupid dreams. Now it's time for them to be the focus of my attentions. So my wife and I have been taking them to look at all kinds of classes tolet them try new stuff. It's been a welcome distraction.
As for work....well I'm getting the hang of it. This GP stuff. I agree, being a GP is not being a doctor. And I realize there's a lot of grey area, patronizing customers etc involved. I guess the trick is not to fight it. Just go with the flow. It makes life easier and you still bring home the bacon anyway.
I've got something lined up for me personally and it does not involve migration in anyway whatsoever. I just hope I'll be accepted because places are extremely limited. And you know how I am with counting my chickens before they hatch *wink*
My wife and I have taken up a new hobby. Japanese anime. I must say the stories are pretty well done. They also have interesting points of view of our world. While they are cartoons, they certainly are not made for the kiddy audience.
Any anime fans out there?