Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Conversation with Carl

Well, I got to talk to him.

There is nothing terrible, just the blues. He has a history of falling into melancholy and then feeling like he has to make a dramatic change in his life (like move) because he can't be happy where he is.

He seems to be able to recognize the pattern and was willing to talk about the need to address the depression itself.

He likes his job, is making more money than he ever has, likes where he lives, and yet everything feels empty.

He'll be okay, or at least he has the resources to be.

He is 24 now. He has had five years of living independently to struggle with the whole growing up thing.

In any case it was good to talk to him.


  1. I am glad he is okay. I am almost twice his age and I still feel that way a lot of the time.

    I don't think I have depression, but I do get the blues and/or get overwhelmed and I think I am just a restless type of person. It is not always easy to live with myself. My logical mind knows one thing but the rest wants to do something different.

    It's really hard when you are 24. I remember it.

  2. Glad you finally heard from him. I bet that it took a lot off your mind.

  3. glad you finally heard from him!

  4. Glad you were able to talk to him.

  5. I'm so glad that you got to talk to him.


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