I know that people are well meaning when they make suggestions about what I could do to be more involved in the world and potentially happier. On several occasions recently, friends have shared their opinions on what I might consider doing, to diminish my depression, and feel a greater sense of community. My purpose, though, … Continue reading My Reasons For Writing
Today I came close to booking a flight to Hawaii for the first week of September. Actually, I did book a flight, but I'm embarrassed to admit it. Given that my financial resources are limited, I would have needed to survive on a credit card were I to go. I was able to cancel without … Continue reading Anywhere Else But Here
There are numerous fires burning out of control in Oregon. It has been in the high nineties in Ashland, and the air is filled with smoke. It's no wonder, that my thoughts keep wandering to Hawaii, and when I can manage to get back there! I've been scouring Craigslist obsessively in search of a great … Continue reading The Unpredictable Journey
That title just popped into my mind. I know it's a common question for all of us. Mostly we have no way of knowing. We like to imagine that our future will develop in a linear way, based on our past. I guess this gives us some comfort and a sense of predictability. I remember … Continue reading What does the future hold for us?
I was very thankful today when I woke up to find that my depressive thoughts had lifted. I'm uncertain as to why this happens. I can have days, or even weeks where I feel horribly low. I'll try everything I can to lift myself out of the dumps. Sometimes I'm wholly ineffective in this endeavor. … Continue reading Mysterious Mood Changes
So I've been struggling with both physical and mental health issues for a very long time. Since I was 10. It's been nearly 40 years that I've dealt with symptoms ranging from debilitating fatigue, intestinal blockages, and suicidal thinking. It got old a long time ago. My mental health status has been much improved mostly, … Continue reading The fine line between acceptance and despair
Recently I've applied for several paying content writing jobs. The problem is that you need professional experience to be seriously considered. When writers like myself, who have not yet been paid to write try to find work, they are frequently rejected. I imagine the editors reading my intro letter and resume, as their eyes glaze … Continue reading Experienced Writers Only