I genuinely thank you for taking the time to read a little bit about me.
I’m a free-spirited woman who’s opinions and ideas have greatly changed and evolved throughout my adult life, mostly as a result of a combination of circumstances, maturity and learning the hard way a lot of hard, difficult life lessons–I am such a stronger person than I was a year ago, two years ago, five years ago…. I have made an amazing number of positive changes, I have haters–I have doubters–I don’t care about those people though, because anyone who doesn’t support me, see what I’m trying to do, see what I’m worth and what I have to offer as well as how far I have come, isn’t worth my time and certainly isn’t worth my emotions….you don’t know what an accomplishment that is, me being able to say that. Big step forward.
I started this blog in an effort to get the creative juices flowing for me in the writing of my first book. It’s so wonderful having blogs. I have six. When I started this blog, it was my third blog but it has become my most popular one, although my Evil StepMonster Chronicles blog is also doing very well. Unfortunately out of respect for my family and the people I love, I have to take this blog down. I am very disappointed about it, however I’m thinking maybe I will replace it with another, cooler blog. I think the WordPress Community is just amazing! When I started my first blog, I had never read another blog, but I knew the concept and what it was all about. Now I follow so many blogs I don’t even know how many, more than 50. It’s so important that you explore lots and lots of blogs–they teach you a great deal about your own writing and about being real… being yourself. I also learned the hard way that writing and blogging are very different, but thanks to the wise words of a very wise woman and someone I look up to very much (you know who are fellow WordPress blogger) I realized that, although writing and blogging are extraordinarily different, knowing how to do both can be a very rewarding experience because each has its own unique beauty and style. Each is its own unique art form.
The book I’m writing, which I hope to finish early next year, is the difficult and painful story of my very personal struggle with opiate abuse and, more specifically, my short but horrific battle with the very dangerous and very serious narcotic OxyContin which I have spent years researching and have a great deal of knowledge about–now, unfortunately; if only I knew before taking it what I know now…. and how it works is really, really scary. Because of the depression I experienced after getting off OxyContin–I don’t mean depression as in “a mild sadness” I’m referring to real, serious, all-encompassing, life-altering, mind changing major depression in which every single day I thought about dying–the depression had me in such a bad place that I was making continual bad choices which were making my life even worse than it already was, and I got so deep in this awful hole that I couldn’t breathe–I couldn’t get out of it, but even worse, it was pulling me down like quicksand and I felt like I was drowning a little more each day. Since I started my blog I have learned a great deal about people, about writing and blogging, about some very useful skills such as web design, and some tools which I have used in my own creative process which have been very useful and helpful; for example, some websites which feature writing prompts which really help me in times of writer’s block and I also came across a wonderful “writer’s toolbox” which has been a wonderful resource to me, and I’ve used quite a lot.
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