Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Update: It's the most wonderful time of the year or at least that's what they tell me.

Hello reader.

You're probably expecting a post about a noble bachelor who lost his wife to her husband or at least something vaguely Sherlock Holmes related. Sorry, but this isn't that.

For many years now, Leigh has suffered from Seasonal Affective Disorder, general anxiety and depression. Winter is tough for her. So is Christmastime. This year is no different.

She is trying. Everyday is a struggle and every day seems like one of those cheesy prescription anti-depressant ads. She has her coping mechanisms that may seem silly to some but help her out. Showering every day instead of every other like normal. Drinking hot chocolate almost constantly. Playing dumb games on her phone including hours and hours of solitaire. She'll get through it. She's done it before and will do it again. It isn't easy, but she's one tough cookie.

You're probably asking what you can do, dear reader.

Be understanding.

Spend time with your family, whether blood related or adopted, and enjoy it, even if it takes a couple of margaritas.

Help anyone who seems like they might need help. Give them a hug or a word of encouragement or two or just tell them that everything will be okay.

If you are in the same boat as Leigh, everything will be okay. Maybe not today or tomorrow but things will get better. If you need someone to talk to but don't have someone, here you go: World Suicide Hotlines. Needing help isn't something to be ashamed of. Everyone needs help sometimes. It's okay. Leigh is very lucky to have a wonderful support system in her super understanding writing partner, a kooky but awesome group of friends and family and the best boyfriend a gal could ask for. She'll get through this.

Posts will hopefully resume after the new year. In the mean time, go and watch our next review, "The Case of the Christmas Pudding." I've heard YOU can find iT online if yoU look for it, baBE.

We both hope you have a great holiday season and have fun celebrating any and all holidays you and yours celebrate!

Everything is going to be okay.

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