Hello bloggers. It is the first Wednesday of the month and we know what that means, right? Time for the Insecure Writers Support Group – #IWSG. I can’t believe I almost forgot about it this month; it’s so unlike me.

NinjaInsecure Writers Support Group Badge Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh , my hero and one of my mentors, founded this amazing and wonderful group.

The group’s purpose is to allow writers to share their doubts and fears, trials and tribulations without fear of being mocked or feeling foolish. It’s also a place where writers who have “been there” can offer wisdom and guidance.

Whenever anyone finishes a draft, edits their work, finds the perfect critique group, publishes their work, or has any other good news to share, this is the place to do it too!

The awesome co-hosts for the May 4 posting of the IWSG are Stephen Tremp, Fundy Blue, MJ Fifield, Loni Townsend, Bish Denham, Susan Gourley, and Stephanie Faris!

Make sure to take a moment and thank them for all they do.

I know that most of my followers are aware that the past few months have not gone well for me. I’ve been struggling lately and have been in a really dark place emotionally. Some days it was all I could do to get out of bed.

Depression and anxiety suck big time. It took a friend to remind me of the things that keep me going. My psychiatrist finally took me off the Respiridone because she knew I didn’t need it. While I still struggle occasionally with the whole recent hospital incident, I realize that the only person who’s hurting is me.

Today is actually a good day for me. I accomplished more than I had intended and actually enjoyed my writing time. While the last couple of months had me at rock bottom, the silver lining to that is that there’s nowhere to go but up.

I’m getting back into my meditation and focusing on more positive thinking. Hopefully the spark of creativity that I had today will continue and I will be out of this funk soon.

Today is also my second blogiversary for this site. I’m happy about that too. I thank each and every friend and follower who reaches out to me and keeps me going. It means more than I can ever say.

Check out my other blog’s IWSG post this month too at lilicasplace.







About My Miracle Life

I'm a writer, blogger, avid reader, book reviewer, sub-arachnoid hemorrhage and stroke survivor, moving forward in my recovery and trying to advocate for stroke and brain hemorrhage awareness and prevention. I'm also slowly working towards independence, driving, my first novel, a memoir and a series of short stories. I've been lucky to have a very small network of close friends to guide me; I've been even luckier to have found an online 'family' of sorts to help me through the rough times.
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6 Responses to IWSG – NOWHERE TO GO BUT UP

  1. Deanie Humphrys-Dunne says:

    Happy Blogaversary Eva. Keep up the good work!


  2. I’m sorry you’re having a bad time. I don’t know if you know Vidya, but I met her via the A to Z Challenge. Here’s her link. If you have the time check out all her A to Z posts, they will help lift you. http://vidyasury.com/2016/04/zazen.html
    Happy Blogarversary! You’re on the right track!


  3. Happy two years!
    Hope today is also a good day. (Since I’m a day late getting here.)


  4. Lori Carlson says:

    So sorry to hear about your bouts with depression, Eva. I’ve been having some myself, so I completely understand. I wish you many sunny days ahead. Congrats on the blogaversary!


  5. StrokeFighter says:

    Hi, Eva! Keep up the meditation and positive thinking!


  6. Happy Second Blogiversary! I hope the positive thoughts are continuing to lift you up.


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