Clouds are clearing...

I wrote a thread last week about mental health, and I was surprised to see the reactions of the people who replied - so many of you have suffered from mental illness, or you've recovered, or you're looking at getting diagnosed. Yeah, there were some negative stuff in there - I love being told that medication is an easy way out, or that I should embrace my illness as part of me, or even that depression isn't real. But I was glad to see so many like-minded GB users with a story to tell, and it made me feel good to know that I'm really not alone.

I've been on my new dosage of medication for over a week now, and I finally feel like it's making a difference. I feel stronger day by day, I feel like the old me is surfacing somehow and it feels good. Better, actually. I still have times when I feel low, but nothing like I did back in April. I have some more time off work, but I hope to be back after this time, and I can't wait to get back to my normal life.

Don't know what I'd have done without the support of my boyfriend and my mom during this time, and I love them both for it.

So yeah, things are starting to look up for me. Thanks to everyone from the thread for your support too, for the kind words and for telling me your story.

On another subject, I've been playing the hell out of Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy, and I got Pokemon Conquest on Friday (which I haven't touched yet, but I will be dedicating some time to it tomorrow). I hope we get some more DLC for Theatrhythm from FFX, I think we're meant to get either Contest of Aeons and Otherworld - both great songs - I'd just like some more songs to play!

I'm hoping Conquest is an awesome game too, I've been really looking forward to it and I've heard great things. I also managed to get my hands on a Nintendo 3DS XL yesterday at HMV and it is such an awkward console. I have really small hands anyway which didn't help, but it didn't feel good to hold. And the 3D? Not good for my dodgy eyes. My boyfriend had a go too - and even his spade-like hands apparently couldn't hold it properly.

I'll stick with my Zelda 3DS, thanks.

(Also, I'm bored of the Olympics already - thank god I don't live in London!)