Sunday, 11 May 2008

Rejoice the Voice

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.


mandy lifeboats appeal said...

Hi C

Glad you enjoyed your day. So you were singing eh? Good for the soul.

Sometimes (and I say this as a person who often struggles to live in the moment, when it is good, and fights like billio to get out of it when it's bad) enjoying the here and now and not worrying too much about the future is the best you can get. And I think you should be enjoying post depression good vibes. You have earn't them


Rainbow dreams said...

How wonderful - am pleased you had a good day - sounds so positive, Katie

Disillusioned said...

Hi Mandy
Thanks. yes, it was a good day and good for the soul. I am trying to enjoy the good times as they are coming along. As you say, I have earnt them.

Katie, thanks - it was! Mind you, my voice is a little husky today...

MMP said...

love your creative work. you've Really inspired me to start again- thank you!