I wanted to bring this up because it's something that I personally deal with, have been dealing with recently, and that frankly doesn't get talked about enough.
The entrepreneurship / startup community is full of tons of motivational stuff like "Just get out there and do it!" or "Pull yourself up by the bootstraps and just do what needs to get done." And there are a lot of people who benefit from that kind of thing.
And then there are the people like me (and maybe you?) who, while sometimes benefiting from the motivational quips, mostly just feel like the biggest hurdle is not something I can willfully overcome.
Depression. Anxiety. Depression & anxiety in a whirling pool of doubt.
I have great self-esteem. I'm an incredibly capable person. I have a great life and family and all my basic needs are met. And yet depression still gets me down. It mostly comes in waves surrounding life events in which I feel stuck. Fortunately once I see a path forward the waves subside. But when I'm in it, man is it real.
I just wanted to put this out there, to see if there are any other makers here who feel the same and who could use a supportive community. I am here for you!
What's your story?