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Gearing Up!

Hi Guys!

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of adventures and opportunities!  Since I last wrote I have been to LA, found a place to live, bought a car, and started packing.  YES… I will be driving across the country for my new chapter in life.  I know that freaks most people out that I am driving alone, but I actually enjoy doing it, and have made many long drives over the years alone.  There is a nice aspect to the solitude.  You find yourself reflecting  a lot, as well as planning and making goals for the future.

I am very excited about all the opportunities that are coming my way, and can’t wait to see where I will be in a few months or even a year from now!

I will chat with you guys each night that I am on the road to let you know everything I have seen.  P.S. The Grand Canyon is already on the list.  If you know of any cool or weird places off I-40 let me know!

Much Love

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Check this out #migraines

Hey guys!

I was sent this website Achy Smile and it’s about chronic illnesses, mostly in the form of a blog. There is a diary kept by a person taking Aimovig (the first and only drug approved for chronic migraines).  Also, a link is available to a gift shop with tees, bags and accessories regarding chronic illness. 10% of the proceeds go to a charity, and domestic shipping is only $5. I bought a “Spoonie” tee for both me and my mom that refers to the Spoon Theory.

Hope all of you get to check this out!

Much love!

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Roller coaster

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It’s been quite a couple months. I have been horrible with my promise of blogging regularly.  So much has been going on in the past month and a half emotionally and with things outside of my control, which have left me frustrated.

I mentioned before that my bipolar was kicking in. I tried for a while to get through it all without going back on an antidepressant. I was off one for over six months and went back on one today. I was laying in bed a lot, not even watching tv, going to bed at 6 or 7pm and chalking it up to my migraines. I thought that if I got away for a week I would feel better and get out of my rut. I went to San Francisco and visited a good friend and had an amazing week!  Then I got back, and found myself really depressed again. So…

Another strain is that I’m looking for a place to live in New York on my limited budget, and it is extremely difficult because most places require 40x your income and a high credit score. Because I was sick, I didn’t have utilities in my name for three years, so I don’t have a credit score, even though I have a line of credit, and I definitely don’t get make 40x the rental cost.

Starting over at 38 is hard. I know that things happen the way they should, and that timing is everything, but it doesn’t make it less frustrating.

On the book front… I have gotten some agents rejections, but some have been personable and not standard.  They have said really nice things about the chapters I submitted. I continually get good reviews on goodreads and Amazon (FYI to other Amazon authors… they have pulled as well as not posted reviews from my book’s page. I don’t know if it’s a random IT thing or what, but it’s annoying.) I did get a 1 star review but it was hilarious, especially when I read the person’s profile. I didn’t fit into her genres, so of course I wasn’t her cup of tea. It also made me feel validated. Even Harry Potter books have 1 star reviews!  Long and short, I need to put in work again because I slacked off and I need to promote, look for an agent and fine new avenues to get readers.

I hope all of you are doing great!  Thanks if you read all of this!

Much Love!

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Book review: Should I Have Told You That?

Mental Health @ Home

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In Should I have Told You That?: A Memoir, Liz Lea doesn’t pull any punches; she sets the tone for this early on, writing that her grandmother hated her, and it was mutual.  The book is written in a chatty tone, kind of like you might expect if you sat down with someone and they were regaling you with tales of their adventures (not to mention misadventures).  The short chapters help make it easy to read.

The author shares her struggles with multiple health issues, in particular bipolar disorder and chronic severe migraines (and throw in some hypothyroidism for good measure).  These had a significant impact on her level of functioning, and led to major changes in her life compared to the escapades of her early 20’s.  She shares about her multiple hospitalizations for bipolar disorder, as well as the long and difficult road, involving countless ER visits, to…

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