Happy New Year fellow bloggers. I know some of you were worried about my blogging absence and I apologize for that. The past two months have been rough, but I’m back.
Today is the first Wednesday of the month and it’s time for the Insecure Writers Support Group – #IWSG. Yay!! I was beside myself when I missed last month; that’s how you know things were bad. I hardly EVER miss a post!
The group’s purpose is to allow writers to share their doubts and fears without fear of being mocked or feeling foolish. It’s also a place where writers who have “been there” can offer wisdom and guidance.
The awesome co-hosts for the January 6 posting of the IWSG will be L.G. Keltner, Denise Covey, Sheri Larsen, J.Q. Rose, Chemist Ken, and Michelle Wallace!
Make sure you pay them a visit and thank them for all their hard work!
So the new year hasn’t started the way I had hoped it would. December was a rough and tumble month for me. I bought myself an ER visit because the auras have come back with my migraines; that was scary. My neurologist now has me on an aspirin a day regimen for added stroke prevention. My closest male friend Luis lost his dad about three weeks ago, and my son-in-law’s stepfather passed away on January 3 at age 52.
The ER visit was enough to put me in a really bad state of depression. I spent a lot of time thinking about my own mortality and the things I haven’t accomplished, but still want to. The added losses just made it worse, I think.
I’ve been doing a lot of praying for guidance and strength. I haven’t even updated with my Fellowship recently, except to let my twinny know that I’m alive and ok. I have to make up for that.
I spent New Year’s Eve with Luis, which was a blessing because we both understand each others pain and can talk openly and honestly about things. We’re both confident that this year will be brighter than last.
How were your holidays and New Years? Are you overcoming any hardships? If so, how are you dealing? I’d really, really like to know. What are your plans for the New Year?
Check out my other blog’s IWSG post this month too at lilicasplace.