We Are All In This Together

  1. Real Talk

    The “Before” pictures were my office about 30 minutes ago. The “After” pictures were taken about 10 minutes ago. This was my first 20/10 even though I bought the app with the built in timer as soon as it came out.

    I’ve written recently about how my depression has affected me. It doesn’t make me sad, per se, but it does remove any and all motivation to do anything beyond refreshing social media. I’ve been following Unfuck Your Habitat for sometime now and I really appreciate and admire their approach. There’s no shaming. No one thinks you’re a bad person for letting things get out of hand. They simply say, “This is how things are and this is how you can fix it.” That’s all.

    In another lifetime (ten years ago, to be exact), I was still living at home. My girlfriend at the time moved in with me and my mom on a temporary basis because her family was relocating out of state and needed a place to stay. It was very temporary because she cheated on me and I threw her out, but I digress. One day, while she was living with me, I was marathon cleaning up the disaster we had made of our space. My childhood best friend came over and asked what was going on. I said, “I’m cleaning up because she doesn’t deserve to live like this.” He looked me in the eye and said, “Dude, you don’t deserve to live like this, either”.

    10 years later, I believe him. Sometimes, it takes awhile for advice to take hold.

    Team UfYH, thank you for doing what you do.