| | Why am I so sad all the time?
I am a 23 year old female with an absolutely fantastic life. I have a family who loves and supports me, a very serious boyfriend who I have an incredibly healthy relationship with, and a job that gives me great satisfaction. Still, I find myself going through periods of extreme disatisfaction and unhappiness with my life and I have no idea why. A lot of it revolves around stresses with my job (I'm a teacher and the kids can drive me CRAZY some days!), but I also find myself crying over miniscule problems in my relationships with people. I want to be happy and enjoy the holiday season because this is my favorite time of the year, but I am finding myself so sad and stressed out that I can't settle down and enjoy my life. Is there something chemically wrong with me or is this just a mood swing?
I have been on birth control for almost 8 years (to regulate periods), and am also on lots of meds for sinus issues. Perhaps those are to blame? Anyway, I am just sick of feeling sad and empty all the time when I have so many great things going in my life. If anyone has any advice or ideas, please let me know. Thanks, and best wishes for a happy holiday season!!