I define depression, depression will not define me!
b (1) : a state of feeling sad : dejection (2) : a psychoneurotic or psychotic disorder marked especially by sadness, inactivity, difficulty in thinking and concentration, a significant increase or decrease in appetite and time spent sleeping, feelings of dejection and hopelessness, and sometimes suicidal tendencies.
c (1) : a reduction in activity, amount, quality, or force (2) : a lowering of vitality or functional activity(Mirriam-Webster.com)
This is all true. The one major distinction which I would like to add is that depression affects everything that you come in contact with. It works its way into every facet of your life. Depression affects your relationship with life partners, family, friends, co workers and even people who you meet only once in your life. Depression also affects your ability to enjoy the activities that bring happiness and purpose to your beautiful life. Nothing is out of its devastating reach, but everything that depression throws at you can be overcome.
Our coast to coast bike tour is living proof that depression does not have to trap and shackle you down. You can ride above it all and live a life that you truly love.