Stef (firecat) wrote,

depression warriors

eeyore_grrl made a friends-locked post about "fighting depression," which inspired me to make this comment about my depression issues:
You wrote "fighting depression," and I suddenly had a flash of understanding of why I identify with warrior characters/archetypes, even though I am not particularly warlike in any standard sense. I frequently feel like I'm wrestling with a motivation- and appreciation-suppressing force that lives in my brain but isn't really me. And I really do need to use a lot of warrior-type tools to deal with it (the tools that are about keeping going even when you are scared or hurting, the tools about conserving your energy when you can, the tools about waiting for the right moment...)
It's a bit more melodramatic than usual for me, but somewhat apropos.

Hm, maybe it belongs on my interest list.
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