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March 21,2017
Over the past few days, I have heard many people saying that depression is just wanting attention. That it’s easy to be happy. I heard one person, in particular, say “Just get up and be happy. It’s that simple.” For those who actually have depression, it’s not that easy.
According to WebMD.com  depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Some symptoms include (but not limited to) sadness, tiredness, trouble concentrating, unhappiness, anger, irritability, sleep issues (not sleeping, or sleeping too much), no energy, and isolation. Now everyone has days where they’re down, or days they’re sad, but that doesn’t mean that you’re depressed. These symptoms have to last at least two weeks, and occur daily, or almost daily.
Depression is a common illness, but it’s nothing to be ashamed about. In fact, many celebrities suffer from depression. Some of them are Angelina Jolie, Demi Lovato, Sheryl Crow, Princess Diana, Abraham Lincoln, Anne Hathaway, J.K Rowling, F Scott Fitzgerald, Dwayne Johnson, and many more. These amazing and inspiring people didn’t let their depression stop them from making people happy, doing what they love doing, and accomplishing AMAZING things.
Abraham Lincoln had depression. He is my favorite President because he ran for office, and lost multiple times. Even though he lost, he didn’t let that get him down. Instead of giving up, he ran for a higher office every time he lost. Guess what! In 1861, he became the 16th President of the United States.
If you’re suffering from depression, don’t let it get you down. Be like Abraham Lincoln. Don’t give up just because you don’t achieve the goal the first time. If you don’t achieve the goal, set a higher one! God put you on this Earth for a reason. Whether it be to write and inspire people, or help the homeless, or even teach amazing students. You’re here for a purpose. That’s something it took me a while to realize. Don’t give up, don’t quit trying because things get hard. Hey, who knows- Maybe you’ll be the next Abraham Lincoln!

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March 1, 2017

 

Why? It’s a question I often find myself asking. Being a Preacher’s kid is a lot harder than I thought. Kudos to you Preacher’s kids out there. Stay strong! Being that I’ve only been a preacher’s child for a month now, I’ve already seen more than I ever imagined I would. If you were to ask me a month ago, if I thought I would ever see the things I have seen in this month, I would have told you that there was no way in the world! I would have told you that you were crazy….but then again, to live in this world, we all have to be in some way, don’t we? I’m not saying that I don’t like being a Preacher’s kid. I love most of it. I love my Step-dad. More than I thought I ever would be capable of, considering that my biological father left. Anyway, that’s another story, for another time.
Considering the fact that I’m only 16, I shouldn’t know the things I know or feel the ways I have felt, or experience the things I have experienced. In fact, I wish no one had to ever go through that. But at the same time, I’m glad I did. It made me stronger. It made me the person I am today. Some of those things I will probably share with you…eventually.
I hate being called strong. I’m not strong. But I am definitely stronger than I used to be.  But for now, let’s stick to the basics. I’m a 16 (almost 17) year old girl, who lives in a small town, with my mom, my step-dad (who is more of a dad to me than my own father ever was), my sister, my brother, and my annoying, but loving ferret Gwen. I’m sure that you’ll be hearing more about her in later posts.
Back to the question of why. I ask that a lot. Why did something happen? Why did God choose my family? Why did He choose me to experience this EXTREMELY difficult time? So many Why’s, yet so little answers. Why are there so little answers to such a simple question? The answer? Why not me? There is no 100% true answer. Everyone is different, and everyone does the same things for different reasons. That’s a really difficult lesson that unfortunately, I had to learn early in life, but it’s also one of those lessons I’ll never forget, no matter how hard I try.
Obviously, I am a Christian, and I have never had so many questions, but so little answers at the same time. We will possibly explore those in a later post. I’m looking forward to writing sharing more and more with you! See you next time!