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The Six Month Gap

I mentioned last month that I'd moved my personal journalling into DEVONthink. That is working pretty well for me, and I've even hacked together a template to create a new daily journal page.

Looking over the archived pages, there's a gap of six months between November 2017 and May 2018. I know what the cause was — the depression and anxiety brought on by my father's deteriorating health. :(

The fact that I was able to journal at all through the remainder of 2018 is a minor miracle, given what else I was juggling at the time — work, helping care for my father, supporting my mother and sister where I could. My own self-care took a back seat for most of that time.

Would it have helped me if I'd kept journalling during those six months? I've no idea. I do have a few archived Facebook posts from around that time that show my mental state, and how I was struggling to keep things together.

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