Here’s something I haven’t admitted to anyone before now: Even though I was super excited to have been able to visit Walt Disney World four times in 2021, I had kind of decided that it would be fine if I didn’t go back for a while. In fact, there was about a month where I was talking to friends about going back to Disney in 2022 and it felt more like a chore than my normal Disney World excitement. I was in a big Disney World funk.
One could argue that this is probably normal and if I don’t want to go back to Disney World that would be a good thing. I could go visit some other place instead, right? I’m just finally burnt out on going to Disney, right? Well, turns out it was just because I hadn’t been managing my depression.
I knew that I hadn’t been doing what I needed to do to be healthy and keep my depression in check, but now I’m in week two of exercising and making better food choices and I’m already feeling so much better! (I have opted not to take medication for my depression, not that you asked, but just for those that might be wondering) And with that, I’ve noticed my interest in my favorite things, including my Disney World obsession, has gone back to normal. Yeah, I know there are people who think it’s not normal for me to want to go to Disney World so often, but it’s one of my favorite things to do and I love being there.
Even though some friends, and probably some family members, are rolling their eyes that I have three trips to Walt Disney World planned for 2022, I’m super excited to be able to go back during the 50th Anniversary celebration! I have a new list of things I want to do while I’m there and I didn’t buy any 50th themed merchandise in October so I have a list of things I want to buy while I’m there too! I’ll post about my list in upcoming weeks!
Here’s to getting out of my overall depressive state and ridding myself of the Disney World funk! °O°