I'm battling depression right now. Been for about two months.
I think the root cause is that I feel totally overwhelmed with responsibility.
At work, all three of my customers want me there most of if not all the time. It's a "good problem", as they say, but it puts a lot of stress on me, what with trying to juggle my schedule and keep them all happy.
I just finished an extremely important, high-profile project for one customer. Important as in "we can't remain in business without this" and high-profile as in a certain government agency needs to approve my work in order for my customer to stay in business.
At home, I have the deck refinishing project. My perfectionist wife, God bless her thorough and "do-it-right" heart, insists that we sand the deck before the new coat of opaque stain. Sand it by hand. No electric; BY HAND.
(Note: Never, NEVER, use opaque stain. It means you have peeling after two years and a constant battle to keep the deck looking nice.)
I have a ton of mulch to spread. Literally. But before that, I have a "land reclamation" project whereby I am chopping weeds (burdock - ARGH!) and hauling stuff away. Then I can mow the area enough to get in, pull weeds and finally mulch.
Add five years with no vacation.
I guess, after writing this, it's not so much. But I somehow feel overwhelmed.
Oh well ... just keep chipping away.
Gotta run; a customer just called and wants something RIGHT NOW!
All The Best,