I’m feeling a lot of things I don’t talk about these days
Cartoonist Kate Leth illustrates what my gf affectionately refers to as ‘the shit bag’. We’ve had so many conversations about all the crap we each have to process that she put it into an analogy for ease of reference. We spend a good part of our (young) lives filling our bags with shit (or rocks, if you prefer), and at some point, most of us decide to actually start pulling things out of the bag and examining them.
Since starting to treat my depression, I’ve pulled a lot of shit out of my bag, and a lot of what I’ve examined I’ve been able to work through and throw away. I’ve also learned that my bag had a lot more shit in it than I thought. The more I process, the more I find. But with each shitty rocky shit-rock thing I throw out, I feel a little lighter. Some days I’m reminded of how heavy my bag still remains, at which time my gf helps me to remember to look back at all the shit I’ve left behind.
Never typed ‘shit’ so much. Also, y’all should check out Kate’s comics, they’re adorable, brave, and can be quite insightful.