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The thing about being happy is that nothing seems to matter at all, and I can't relate to the me a week ago who saw the world in such a dull grey. I only see the present, and wonder why depressed me mulls so much about the past.
Are we simply just a collection of chemicals? I feel like my life is a constant spiral, everything controlled by what the weather is inside my head. If it's raining, sometimes I can barely function. If it's sunny, I live by impulse, speeding at a hundred miles an hour through life and ignoring the warning signs.
I want to achieve a balance. I'm tired of being the passenger in my own life. I'd seek help, but I'm not sure I trust anybody enough. The last time I tried medication was almost a fatal disaster. The time before that, it was completely ineffective, and I cannot communicate myself well enough to make my wishes and fears heard.
And days like today, I don't even feel like I need help. I'm feeling wonderful, everything's sunny. I know it's just temporary and the clouds are coming but I can't really *see* them. I know the darkness will come back but I don't really let myself understand the ramifications of that until it comes and then... then there'll be another shutdown.
It could be tomorrow, it could be three months from now. All I can do is live the little bits of life I get between.