Sunday, August 05, 2012
Hello...good evening...welcome and goodbye?
One of the latest ideas from my Shrink is that i should look in the mirror every morning and then make a list of all the things i like about myself. It's a pretty short list.
There's actually only so much a bloke can take until the elastic snaps. Or only so many straws you can thrash a camel with before it's back breaks. There's a point when you say 'no more' and actually mean it.
My latest bout of depression has been going on and steadily getting worse for the last few months. It's always there, sometimes in the background but more often than not slap, bang, front and centre.
This time i've really tried. Tried to find a way out of it. Sought professional help and prepared myself for the actual horribleness of attempting to have an 'actual' life. Prepared myself for the let downs, the hurts and the normal fucking awfulness of having to communicate with some fellow human beings. To being disappointed. To feel the cruel twist of rejection and to experience, once again the very real pain of a broken heart.
Should have known better. But then i never really do.
Enough is enough. No more. Bollocks to it.
It's just one kick in the balls after another and this balding, old punk has finally decided to throw the towel in. I'm not going to force it any more. Not going to go out. Not going to speak unless i'm spoken to and sincerely doubt if i'm ever going to attempt to 'do the right thing' ever again. The only person i'm going to try and please is myself.
The good guys really do come last and fuck all comes to those who wait.
It's sort of refreshing in a bizarre sort of way. The pressure is well and truly off now. Not giving a fiddlers will be difficult but i'm determined to make it work. My selfishness will know no bounds. I can treat others as they treat me. It might even be fun.
I'll continue to go to bed at night with the hope that morning doesn't come. Continue to buy books ill never get around to reading, movies i'll never watch and games i'll never play until finally and mercifully oblivion comes.
But then again. The football season starts again next Saturday. The Crues away to Coleraine.
Maybe i'll go and see it?