At a Fork in the Road, Can I take both?

I think I’m at a decision point in my posting, described in the well used quote by Yogi Berra, “When you come to a fork in the road, take it”.

I’m very aware that tagging any of my posts with “write” or “writing” garners more attention from the posting and reading public, they are popular tags.  But writing the post with that in mind does not necessarily address the original purpose of the blog, that of my documenting events in my life, or the way I think, particularly regarding depression.  So you see my dilemma?

Even though the depression I may be suffering is not a severe as many others, and I don’t want to minimize theirs or mine in any way, it is still a journey that I must travel.  I had hoped to lend to someone, anyone, a bit of my experience and through it offer some hope, some light at the end of the tunnel, and know it’s not an oncoming train.  I had hoped I could do that through writing.

There is lots of good, heck amazing, writing out there, at least to my novice eye.  I would be proud to be counted among any of them.  If I can do that and follow my original goal then all the better.  I enjoy doing this and hope I have touched a chord with someone. I’m constantly amazed when i read some of the other posts at how many people seem to be in pain, I want to be able to reach out to all of them and offer emotional support if nothing else.

Back to the fork…..I’m going to try and take both.


  1. Tri

    I know how you feel Skidaddy, I feel the exact same way because I’m on a journey to healing. I was abused as a child and adult and rejected by my parents and my stepmom and most of the time my immediate family doesn’t even know I exist 90% of the time except when there is a birthday, or the Holiday’s. Seeing that my journey is still a way off, where do I go……..take both roads? Keep up your blogging, your true feelings help inspire people and if all you do is inspire one person then your blogging was never in vain. I will keep reading your post and along the way of my journey you can share some of your personal experience to me. Stay in touch and take both roads but even if you can’t then go up ↑.

  2. SkiDaddy

    Hey Tri, I appreciate the good thoughts, your feedback and that of others helps to maintain my motivation.
    I seem to be in a bit of a writing “funk” the last few days and have allowed myself to take some time off. I initially felt bad about doing that, not blogging, but I am realizing that I have to do what is right for me. For a long time I’ve been doing what I think others want and I’m seeing that mindset is not healthy, nor productive.
    Keep your faith,

  3. Tri

    SkiDaddy, don’t break from your blogging keep blogging even if it seems like no one cares but you couldn’t be further from the truth….I care. I enjoy reading your blogs whether it happy or sad, we are here to help one another that is what God wants us to do for each other. I’ve been so busy the last few days I’ve been behind from my blog and replying to my comments. I don’t have children so I usually work, make dinner and play w/our doggies and clean on the weekends but this past weekend was brutal for me but here I am reading your blog and posting my comment. I hope this will inspire you to keep blogging regardless of what others think, do it for you. Take care and look forward to reading your next blog 🙂

    1. SkiDaddy

      Thanks, I will continue to do this and am only taking a bit of a break. It wasn’t my intention to stop completely, and looking back at my last response I could see how that might have been the perception. Thanks for the support, glad to hear you are getting something from it.

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