I know I should post more often, but though I love writing, I don’t love blogging.
There have been a lot of changes in my personal life over the past few years and quite a few things to overcome. I won’t get into everything I have been dealing with, but the themes include various medical scares stemming from a combination of food allergies and a misdiagnosis of a very treatable condition as a lifelong, incurable disorder requiring medication; working at a wonderful company that became dreadful under a proclamation of divestment; divorce; job changes; several home moves; financial scares; and other losses.
Such things take time to bounce back from and become whole again, but they also provide experiences that, I feel, help me understand the struggles of others, at least, in part.
I continue to work on becoming a better version of myself. I continue to go out and do things even if it means doing them alone.
I chunk away at my first novel. Scrivener has been a beautiful tool to help me keep track of various parts and plot lines. I had thought I may be done it by the end of this year, but I’m not sure. We shall see what happens.
With many life things back under reasonable control, I feel free to pursue all of my passions outside of my writing as well. Friends continue to try to get me out dating and I don’t mind. I know what I’m looking for though and I won’t settle for less.
I am healthy, happy and whole regardless of being single and I think it would be great if more people could learn to be happy before entering a relationship, so they aren’t inclined to put their happiness upon someone else because that leads to unrealistic expectations of another person and both ending up miserable. 2013 has been a year of personal growth for me and will continue to be.
I have found my old fervor… Look out world 😉