What a wonderful day I have had. Rejoice the Voice was fantastic. Chris, Julie and Helen led us through old songs and new. We laughed and sang and listened to ourselves (thanks to Julie's portable recording studio!) I met up with Sally again which was lovely.
It made me remember that last year when I went on the workshop I was just starting to emerge from my depression. I said to Julie then that this was the first time I had laughed and smiled for a long time. It's been quite a year since then, with upsets and setbacks along the way, but I do feels o much stronger now than I did then, and I am starting to hope that I may have put the depression 9or at least this episode) behind me. Whether I will avoid future episodes is impossible to tell, but at the moment at least it doesn't feel like a life sentence - I do have hope. Today reminded me of that hope. Now I can look forward to receiving a CD of our singing in the next week or so.