6 More Months In the Army

I wake up every morning at 4 AM. I follow the same routine every single day. I have been in the Army for 4 and a half years and I am ready to get out. I grew up in  a large family , but I have been on my own all alone these past few years. I have been battling depression since high school and two trips to Iraq hasn't really helped. I take all of my medications and none of them seem to work. What did work was that I got a dog. A black Lab and we do everything together. He depends on me to take care of him and I take pride in that. I don't get bored anymore because I am always moving around playing with him. I stopped drinking and quit smoking. I have she25 lbs and I run every day. I don't know if I have beat depression , but I am learning to deal with it. I wanted to share my story with whom ever will read it.

Jake

jake1010 jake1010
22-25, M
2 Responses Feb 10, 2009

well i think you are working on it very well-congratulations!

well i think you are working on it very well-congratulations!