What It Feels Like to Experience Bad Days With Depression


There are good days, when I love the world, everyone, even myself. There are bad days when I can’t feel that love.

There are good days, when I say, “Thank you, thank you, thank you.” There are bad days when I say, “What for?”

15936365_10209960648385531_2276104518631398204_oThere are good days, when I feel like the luckiest person in the world. There are bad days, when I feel like getting killed is the kindest thing I can do for this world.

There are good days, when I tell friends, “You are the best friend ever!” There are bad days, when I don’t care if they never talk to me ever again.

There are good days, when I go to sleep with a smile, not thinking about tomorrow. There are bad days, when I’m having a really great day and my last thought before closing my eyes is, “Don’t wake me up anymore.”

There are good days, when I can get from my bedroom to the bath in the morning without pausing for one hour on the way. There are bad days when, surrounded by good friends, all I can think of is jumping out my friend’s window.

There are good days, when I seek out friends. There are bad days, when I let the phone ring and ring and ring.

There are good days, when my flatmates complain about my loud music — my “concert.” There are bad days, when they can’t even tell if I am home.

There are good days, when there are more good days in a week than bad days. There are bad days, when there are more bad days in a week than good days.

There are bad days, when I realize there will always be bad days. And there are good days, when I remember that there will always be good days.

I simply need to hang on and keep walking.

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