Someone just told me the most amazing analogy and I just want to put it here so I can keep it and look at it when I am feeling low.
“trying to recover from depression is like playing bingo.
you keep waiting for the one number you need
the number on all of your cards
and as long as you keep playing and you keep sitting in the bingo hall
the number will finally come around
all you have to do is endure the smell of the old people and the boredom for a while, and after some time you will hit gold”