I’ve been blogging for over 10 years; mostly in a take-me-as-I am/memoir/journal/stream-of-consciousness format. Sometimes, I’ve written for online blogs like Chicagoist, or contributed articles to various publications. But by and large, it’s been me, talking about the world and myself. What you see is what you get.
This will be no different. I’ve started writing again and combined my previous efforts here — I’ve had an anonymous blog where I wrote whatever I wanted. I’ve had a blog where I tried (and feel like I failed miserably) to talk about my experiences with mental illness and addiction. I’m hoping by starting over, anonymously, I’ll be able to completely say whatever I want whenever I want — even if it means I am messy along the way.
That’s sort of the deal with recovering from a mental illness and various other addictions. Most of the time, the experiences and emotions and trials and tribulations really are the same as everyone else doing the life thing. But sometimes, there are things that the “normies” and “civilians” don’t get. Either way, whether it’s just me having a moment or an actual symptom of my manic-depression, I want to be able to just say what I want without having to worry if it’s going to cost me a job interview.
Seeing as I seem to have more trouble with the job thing than my other friends. So, there’s that.
I have legit untreated ADD, so don’t expect this to be a linear journey. Even within a blog post. Don’t think Anne Lamott (oh, how I wish), think more Infinite Jest. So, come along for the ride. Subscribe to the blog. You won’t get spam, and hopefully, you’ll be interested to know when I have another post. I’ll try to be worth reading. At least I won’t speak in that crazy Batman voice.
This will be a book one day — don’t you want to say you knew me way back when? Subscribe to my email — my list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time.