I don’t want this blog to die but I’m acutely aware that there hasn’t been much in the way of activity recently.
Two main reasons for this, both actually linked.
An inability to fly and an inability to write.
Before I explain, I need you to know that writing this post is difficult, mostly because I’m just not sure how to even start.
So let us start at the very beginning
My name is Localflighteast and I suffer from Clinical Depression.
I’m not alone out there, there are millions of us. Sit down on a bus or a train and the chances are that at least one of your fellow passengers will be in the same place as me.
And I’m one of the lucky ones, because when my depression became bad, I had support. Support from family, friends, coworkers, medical professionals and employers.
And now, months later I’m at a stage where I’m finally getting my head around my diagnosis and coming to terms with my treatment options. I’m also finally discovering the ability to write again.
I’m also in a good enough headspace that I can consider getting airborne again, having self grounded myself for nearly six months now.
I’m about to start the process of becoming certified medically fit to fly and thought I’d document the process because I know for certain I’m not the only one out there that is facing this, or will face it in the future.