Now this is a sweet vintag-ey ride! We were driving home the other day and saw this baby sitting on the corner of the road with a "For Sale" sign on it. I am SO not above getting free stuff off the street, but to pay for it? It had to be a good price for me to even consider it.
Well, the sign said $50. Gulp... maybe I didn't need it after all. But then a wonderful thing happened. A scroungy looking college kid walked out of the nearest house. Yes! I knew I would probably be able to talk him down. I asked him if he was willing to go any lower, he said that was fine.
Now if he had been a real adult I probably would have asked if he would go for $40, but he looked in desperate need of some beer money, so I offered $30. His face lit up with approval. The bike was mine!
Well, actually I got it for Moriah, seein' as how I love her and all!
(And now she can ride to the grocery store for me!)
Well, it's been almost a year since I've been on this thing. The truth is that I seriously struggle with depression. Those who see me on a regular basis might not recognize this, but that's because I hide it VERY well. I'm so good at hiding it that I can slap a smile on my face when I am nearly dead inside.
The reason I'm sharing this is because I think that it is more common in young mothers (well, not that young ;) than anyone will admit. Depression can affect every aspect of your life because it twists your way of thinking into beliefs and actions that are just not rational, and it also affects our bodies in that it causes lethargy and sometimes aches and pains.
My goal is that sometime soon I'd like to expand on this idea further, sharing my experience with it and hopefully throwing some medical studies in there as well. Depression is a tremendously painful mental condition that can hurt everyone that comes into contact with it. If it wasn't for the grace of God, and some very helpful medication, I wouldn't be able to share this with anyone.
This isn't exactly a very fun topic to come back with I know! But hopefully it might be a little helpful for someone out there. :)