Saturday, June 4, 2016

June 4, 2016

I want to introduce myself.  I'm Katy, currently a 43 year old mom, wife, and teacher. I have a wonderful husband who does all of the cooking (I know, I'm lucky).  I have two children, a girl who is 9 and a boy who is 7.  I live in a city that I love, and I know I could never live anywhere else.  That amazing city is New Orleans.  My parents and brother literally live blocks away from me, so I have a lot of help with my kids. 

I also have a history of depression and anxiety that runs in both sides of my family.  I am very strong willed and I work very hard to live the best life I can despite this depression.  I also take antidepressants every day which help, and I try to run as much as I can.  This helps me as much as the medication!  I need both of these things to help me do the best I can.  I think writing this blog will help me deal with some of my challenges that depression and anxiety bring to my life.  I also want more people to know that depression and anxiety is an illness that is out there.  When I keep it a secret, it has more power on me.  I want to be honest about what it is like living with depression.  This honesty, I hope, will help me continue to fight, and fight, and fight. 

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