At the end of every day, we must remind ourselves that we may not feel happy all the time, and that's okay. As long as we're feeling something, we're still participating. That's all we can ask of each other.
The part where yes, I achieve and I teach and I write, but I also fight to give a damn about anything some days? You deserve to know that, too.
It's partially because my husband and I already have our hands full, but that's not the real reason.
One of the more complex quandaries of depression is knowing when your job is making you depressed, or if you are just clinically depressed and your job has nothing to do with it.