I just wanted to get my first blog down. This is a good idea. Hopefully we can all help each other.
I've been depressed for about six years now. Im studying for a Masters degree but can't finish the dissertation because I've been so depressed. I've just been putting it off and off and it's just gone on and on. Fortunately, the university has been very supportive and kept on extending the deadline for me. I can choose to opt out and finish with a Diploma which saves me the distress of worrying about finishing the dissertation, but then I feel disappointed and try to resume work on the dissertation. But then I don't do anything and find myself caught in the same dillemia. Urgh!
I'm extremely ruminative about some unpleasant events from the past which I just can't shake off. These are things which are years ago which I dealt with at the time but really bug me and make me feel angry and upset. They just go on and on, all day long. Because of this excessive rumination, I find it really hard to concentrate and focus on things, which goes back to the dissertation situation etc.
There's lots more to talk about but I just wanted to do a first blog and get down the main things that bother me. It'd be nice to hear from anyone.