Going on indefinite hiatus. Depression is kicking my a**

Hello all, just wanted to let you know, I will be MIA for the time being. I am not sure for how long this time around. I have to deal with some things in my personal life. I have horrible depression and anxiety, and I haven’t been doing well at all. So, keeping up with this mag, which I design all on my own and trying to write a story has taken a toll on my mental health. I also feel that as much work and effort I put forth for my mag, groups, blogs to invite others and provide content for ppl to get involved in the community is all for naught.

The truth is, I don’t make content that appeals to the majority of ppl in this community, mostly because I am older and not very well known even though ppl knew me in the TS3 days and Reagan’s story had and still does have a lot of readers. I still love Sims, but I need a break from all of this. Another thing, I have helped different people while most are kind and gracious, plenty has taken advantage of my kindness. I work hard on layouts and interviews, and I did one recently, and this person couldn’t bother with a thank you. I’m not extending myself to people who aren’t appreciative any longer. I’m done with it. There are a lot of thirsty people in this community who only take without giving.

Sometimes (most times) I wish I was still in my TS2 days when I didn’t even know a community existed.

I’ll always be here for my fellow Simmers, and I will try to help however I can. But for now, I am taking a break; going to try to clear my head and get some things in order. This is a game, and it should be fun.

Sincerely,

Camille.

9 thoughts on “Going on indefinite hiatus. Depression is kicking my a**

  1. I hope everything works out for you during your personal break. I personally want you to know that your dedication and hard work has not gone unnoticed or unappreciated. SOCS is a awesome group that I am very proud to be a part. of. I do completely understand your decision to take some personal time it is definitely important to deal with life and it’s struggles. I pray for you and your family. stay strong and find strength to get through. Have a blessed holiday.

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    • Thank you so much for your words of support and encouragement. Sometimes, I feel completely overwhelmed with everything I have going on. I try to put on a smile and be positive for everyone in the group, but it’s hard pretending all the time when you feel anything but happy inside. I do work hard and I want everyone to feel supported in SOCS, so I appreciate that you recognize that. Thanks again for letting me interview Gemini, you were so gracious and kind and helpful. All the best.

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  2. Sounds like you are establishing some healthy boundaries ! Good for you! Takes a lot of conscious effort to create and maintain healthy and supportive subcommunities within the larger Sim community . If you’d like a sounding board and supportive friend when you return , feel free to reach out. You can always find me at the forums. Best wishes for your break. Recharge , relax , renew !

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  3. I’m sorry you’re feeling so overwhelmed and underappreciated. I also know that depression and anxiety can be debilitating. I wish the very best for you and I hope this break is what you need to recharge. I’ll be thinking of you and be praying for you, too. ❤ Take care. xo

    P.S. I also think that everything you do in the sims community is absolutely amazing! ❤

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