The most important thing to know about me is that I do not function well without routines.

I am sedentary by nature.

I like TV and movies.

I’m content to stay home and not talk to people for days.

But these characteristics also pose problems for someone who occasionally struggles with depression. I’ve never been so far gone that I converse with people on the Idiot Box, or hallucinate that I belong in Stars Hollow, or a Boston law firm, or The West Wing…but I’m sure I’ve flirted with that line from time to time.

I love time off as much as the next person, but I’ve learned that I have to be proactive about scheduling activities that will force me out of bed and into Three-Dimensional world.

If I don’t, I become perfectly content in my media-mediated cocoon, and eventually turn into this:

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