Getting happy isn’t easy. In fact: it is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. And it took a long time.
Sometimes when I think back on the way I used to be, and on all of the problems I used to have—fear, and loneliness, and trying to be perfect, for example—and on all of the things I didn’t have—a partner, a job I liked, good friends—I try to remember—really remember—if I honestly believed that one day, it would all be okay.
Did I ever imagine myself being this happy? Eight years ago, say? Five? One? Have I ever in my life imagined being this happy?
Yet I must have imagined it, somehow, all those years I spent alone, or I wouldn’t’ve tried so hard to make it happen.
Sometimes Very: How I Overcame Most of My Depression In Just Twenty Short Years is a mostly true story by Mollie Player.
Here are all of the installments in this memoir serial. Links will be added as new installments are published.
Section One: I Decided to Get Happy
Section Two: I Got What I Wanted
Section Three: I Got Rid of What I Didn’t Want
Thanks to my personal writing mentors Ernest Hemingway and Kurt Vonnegut.
Thanks to Celia and Bruce, my first two real fans and two of my first “dear readers.”
And thanks to David, who is my favorite person in the world besides myself.
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