My Poems are on Kindle!

So, as some of you may know, I've been working on a poetry manuscript that I've been wanting to self-publish through CreateSpace. I really just want to have that physical book in my hands! Well, that's still in the process, but through that I've also been able to put my poems on Kindle using Amazon … Continue reading My Poems are on Kindle!

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Joys of Journals

 Journals themselves have specific smells, whether it’s the rustic smell of an old book, the warm or cool smell of leather (depending on which kind of leather), or the smell of residual ink left on the pages.  It’s so comforting that it puts me in a really good place to start writing. FROM: "Why I … Continue reading Joys of Journals

Dealing with Anger

So, this past Wednesday I got pissed. Super angry. And who did I get angry at? My psychiatrist. I went to my scheduled appointment and told my doctor that I haven't been feeling well basically since the beginning of the new year. My mood has been really up and down to the point where I've … Continue reading Dealing with Anger

Adult Writer’s Group

So, in keeping with a promise I made to my twin back in November to join a club or group, I went to my second meeting of an Adult Writer's Group held at my library. The last meeting I went to was back in November. I didn't really want to go this past week. They … Continue reading Adult Writer’s Group

Grief Isn’t the Same for Everyone

About 6 1/2 years ago I lost someone very important to me: My brother-in-law. We were incredibly close and his death was a profound shock to my system. I remember the night it happened vividly: The normal day, the racing to the hospital in the middle of the night, seeing my oldest sister's reaction, receiving … Continue reading Grief Isn’t the Same for Everyone

Extra Therapy and Contributing

I've come to realize that I need to do things for me. And sometimes, when I'm not feeling great and depression feels like it's closing in, that means setting up and extra therapy appointment. I always get a little hesitant about setting up an additional appointment with my therapist because I worry about what she'll … Continue reading Extra Therapy and Contributing

This Time Last Year

I just came across my post from this time last year. Ringing in the New Year last year was not super joyful. I was depressed, defeated, struggling with my job, and crying a lot of the time. I am so happy to say that this New Year has started out in such a great way. … Continue reading This Time Last Year

Working Has Been Good For Me… Who Knew?

So, my last post was all about how I have this job now. It's remote, work-from-home, and it's part-time. Originally I was contracted for 10-20 hours a week. My client asked if I was getting enough hours and, when I said I could work a little bit more, cleared me for working up to 40 hours per … Continue reading Working Has Been Good For Me… Who Knew?

So, I Have a *gulp* Job

Guys, I have a job. I've struggled with having a job in the past. My past two jobs were part-time in fast food and neither of them lasted very long. I had too much anxiety and my depression spiked dramatically. But this job is different. It's still part-time at 10-20 hours per week but it's … Continue reading So, I Have a *gulp* Job