Years ago, I found myself in a tunnel of depression. I call it a tunnel because I came into it suddenly, but walked through it for a long time — several months in fact — before seeing signs of light on the other end.

There were several factors that likely contributed to me being in a depressed state for an extended period. I was in a major career transition at the time. I was faced with big life decisions. Due to relocation, I had become disconnected from a close peer group that had been part of my life for several years. The devil likely had a hand in my depressed condition as well.