Back in January, I mentioned how I intended to write a monthly update, recapping everything I’d been working on in the previous month.
Before I could get very far with that idea however, my mental health took a serious tumble. I spent the majority of February spiraling into a deep depression and the majority of March painfully crawling back out of it.
It wasn’t the first time in my life that this happened, so dropping so deep into depression wasn’t much of a surprise.
What it was, was scary, dark, agonising and exhausting.
My working hours took a hit, my extra-cirricular writing projects took a bigger hit, and I went through both February and March without accomplishing much of anything.
But that isn’t to say I didn’t work on anything at all.
Here’s a couple of things I produced whilst battling through depression.
“I’m Sorry but Your Logic Won’t Help My Depression”
I felt like a completely ungrateful dick for writing this one, but it was something that had been weighing up on my mind the whole time I was dealing with my depression:
People using logic to try and make me feel better.
Truthfully, I know that people mean well, but also know that it doesn’t help when they say things like:
- You should call me
- You should go to the doctor
- This too shall pass
- You’re a great guy, you everything to live for.
Again, I know this makes me sound ungrateful. People are only trying to help, but this was something that was really getting to me, so much so that I wrote an entire piece about it.
Rather than go on any further here, I’ll instead simply invite you to read my Medium article entitled: I’m Sorry, but Your Logic Won’t Help My Depression.
Retro Pro Wrestling Goes to WCW
On a lighter note, I did spend a lot of time working on the Retro Pro Wrestling blog in February and March. This is probably because doing so usually helped to take my mind off the darkness of depression and give me something fun to concentrate my efforts on.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve concentrated those efforts on reviewing the first few shows that made up the rise of renegade bad-boy faction the New World Order back in the latter half of 1996.
You can read those reviews at the following links:
- WCW Bash at the Beach 1996 Review
- WCW Hog Wild 1996 Review
- WCW Clash of the Champions 33 Review
- WCW Fall Brawl 1996 Review
- WCW Halloween Havoc 1996 Review.
And that was basically it.
Now that I’m over the worst of my depression, I’m hoping for a much more productive April onwards.
Join me next month, and let’s find out together whether I accomplish that or not, shall we?