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.
Prologue: Dear Reader
Section One: I Decided to Get Happy
Part One: I Was Depressed
Part Two: I Figured Out I Was Depressed
Part Three: I Decided to Get Happy
Part Four: I Made a Plan
Section Two: I Got What I Wanted
Part Five: I Got a Religion
Part Six: I Got a Job
Part Seven: I Got Smart
Part Eight: I Got Some Money
Part Nine: I Got Some Friends
Part Ten: I Got a Hobby
Part Eleven: I Fell In Love
Section Three: I Got Rid of What I Didn’t Want
Part Twelve: I Got Rid of Wanting What I Couldn’t Have
Part Thirteen: I Got Rid of My Bad Addictions
Part Fourteen: I Got Rid of My Bad Relationships
Part Fifteen: I Got Rid of My Bad Thoughts
Part Sixteen: I Got Rid of Not Liking Myself
Part Seventeen: I Got Rid of Fear
Part Eighteen: I Got Rid of Being Perfect
Conclusion: I Tried
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