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.