I am feeling good. I like my new job. I've finally gotten to foster a kitten, second one will be picked up tomorrow. I have some long sought sewing projects under way. I'm working to get meditation back on a daily basis. And I'm setting aside time to read every day.
Many of these things are just things I like to do when I'm not drained by my theatre job though. So how much of it is not working my theatre job and how much is it the anti-depressant kicking in? I'm not sure.
One of the key things for me is my fatigue and brain fog. And again working one job instead of two is always going to be less fatiguing, however, I'm not bubbling with energy either. I have been very mindful to not do anything too long, so that I don't overwhelm my system. I'm doing a larger variety of things but not for long periods of time. This works well for me. As to the brain fog I think that is improving. I have not had significant instances of memory failure and at my new job I am often keeping track of multiple tasks at once and staying on top of it for the most part.
As I read online there is a large time frame for the anti-depressant to take affect. So monitoring my energy levels seems to be the best way to know how it is going.
One key thing that has really made me feel good lately is taking the time while I go to sleep and wake up to visualize the life I want. I'm a visual person anyway but seeing what I want happening is a great boost. Those times between wakeful hours and sleeping hours are really good to let the better feeling sink in.
I think next I will look into Introverts and depression to see some of the theories as to why so many introverts are affected by this.