A Girl Dog’s Breakfast is a collection of dark short stories and short light poems written as catharses. Christina’s abusive ex has not been treated kindly. She claims you’ll never spot him, so suggests you not bother trying. “Although,” she adds with a sly grin. “Any character with blue eyes is suspect.”
When I started writing this blog back in September of 2011, I was recovering from the effects of choices I’d made throughout my life. Life is, after all, entirely about choices. Those who fight with depression also fight with the consequences of the choices made because of that depression.
My depression is seasonal and I’ve dealt with it since before I can remember. But depression is depression. And don’t let anybody tell you any different. I am lucky to be able to see myself both inside and out of it. (Although, when I’m in it, I can’t see fuck-all but the darkness of The Pit.)
This book offers what I hope are healthy choices for alleviating the symptoms of depression. In no way does it offer a cure, but by the end of this blogging journey, I had finally hit on the right combination for me. If I help only one other person because of my own adventure in testing what works (for me) — and yes, it has been an adventure — then my effort to reach out to others like me will have been beyond worthwhile.
Hang in there. At least until you finish reading this book.