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Holiday Blues 2

The struggle is real, and again it returns this year.

For those that have been following my blog, will know that i deal with seasonal depression, and it stems from being poor growing up and being disappointed more times than not during the holidays.
This year is no different, as disappointment looms over this season for me. I work hard on this project as distraction from the depression, as I do see the joy that it brings others, which I try to feed off of.

I've been planning a big trip to see displays in the farther reaches, but the expense of such a trip is not something that funding is available for. With the time and travel expenses, plus my normal monthly bills, unless other funding magically appears, it seems long distance travel is out of the question.

The cost of running/hosting this page, and the 40+ hours I spend each week working on this project comes with no pay. If every one that followed me on Facebook donated simply $1 each so many of the costs of this would be easily covered, and with $2 each, could even hire an app developer to give all of you an app for your phones to get all this goodness in 1 place.

I am not by anyway, begging for money, as I can afford to pay my bills and such, but extra expenditures out of pocket for this project, have to take a back seat.

Best wishes everyone, may the season bring you all the joy, and happiness, I will get through this.

But if you suffer from depression or other mental illness, PLEASE, take the time to talk to someone, there are many hotlines, online chats, and other support forums out there to help. That being said, i am still very bad about my own self-care in that regard as I am always running out of time to do anything like that, so try to make time in your life, even if it's 5 minutes to seek the help that is out there waiting for you to reach out to them, as they are there, and ready to help.