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Diagnosed with depression 17 years ago, I lost the life I once knew, but in the process re-created a better me. I am alive and functional today because of my dog, my treatment team, my sobriety, and my willingness to re-create myself within the confines of this illness. I hate the illness, but I'm grateful for the person I've become and the opportunities I've seized because of it. I hope writing a depression blog will reduce stigma and improve the understanding and treatment of people with mental illness. All original content copyright to me: etta. Enjoy your visit!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Another good thing

I'm having a good week. On top of the blog award and the pay-it-forward breakfast gift, I had another good thing happen to me this week. Yesterday I was hired by another therapy company. I will be an on-call therapist at two of their local rehabilitation facilities. The reason I applied and accepted the position, which is in addition to the two other on-call positions I already have, is because they have regular hours for me at both of their facilities. Finally, I'll be able to get back to somewhat consistent work, and I'll be able to see if I can handle working part-time hours.

I'm not sure I've ever totally believed in the maxim, "When one door closes, another door opens," but that's exactly what happened this time. I lost my part-time position as a result of my recent depression relapse, and my employer hasn't had any on-call hours for me to work since March. As a result, I've been under a bit of financial pressure and worried about covering my bills. And along comes a better opportunity. A door closed, but another one opened. I'm lucky. And I'm very grateful. I start Monday.

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