Trying Really Hard

Me: “So, I’m already having a really hard time this winter. I think I’m mildly depressed. I might need to up my meds. And I know what you’re going to say– that I don’t look depressed. That I look energetic and healthy. But don’t be fooled. That’s just because I’m trying REALLY HARD not to look depressed.”

Therapist: “No, I actually think you do look depressed.”

Me: “Oh.”

Therapist: “You don’t look well. For you.”

Me: “I see.”

Therapist: “You look tired.”

Me: “Uh huh.”

Therapist: “Your eyes look a bit sunken in.”

Me: “So the makeup’s not working…”

Therapist: “There’s a grayness to you.”

Me: “Yikes.”

Therapist: “And you’re slouching.”

Me: “I think that’s just a thing I do…”

Therapist: “And is that ranch dressing on your shirt?” 

Me: “Ok enough.”

So much for trying hard. 

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