Hi, there. Thanks for visiting. I'm starting this blog as an advocate for mental and physical health. I'm a freelance writer and also own a home based medical transcription business. I was diagnosed in 1978 with paranoid schizophrenia and started to become acutely ill three years prior to that, unmedicated, frightened, confused, and in trouble with the law. I graduated from university with distinction the year I became ill. I've never regretted learning how to think at university. I struggled with my illness for 35 years and have reached the top of the mountain now, I think, or the other side, where the grass is greener and the path easier. There's hope for all of us, the whole human race, and never think there isn't hope or joy no matter your circumstances. I'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences with mental illness in all its forms: depression, brain injury, autism, schizophrenia, bipolar, anxiety disorders, etc. and your positive experiences as well as those lies and half truths society and even therapists would have us believe about ourselves.

We are different folks, and we are beautiful. The whole human race is beautiful. Let's celebrate life.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Red Herrings

It seems to me my life is much more ordinary and the solutions to my problems are much more ordinary than I had thought. And this is good because I was on top of a mountain shouting down at all humanity. And that was not good.

I thought I was exempt because as a special agent of God everyone understood that I was special and different.

That seems megalomaniacal, doesn't it?

It reminds me of an alter ego I possessed at one time I called The Buccaneer. The Buccaneer did wicked things particularly to women and was very exciting to live with speaking for myself personally. There was nothing he would not do.

I thought life would be dull without the Buccaneer but I'm much more content and life is more interesting because things are happening in the real world that are not a result of magic. It's very interesting and I'm looking forward to proceeding as a human being rather than a goddess or figure from a myth.

1 comment:

  1. Good to hear from you, and read you are content!