I met with my psychiatrist last week. For the first time ever, we didn’t make any changes to my medication. I’m doing pretty well as is.
That’s a tremendous milestone, and Betsy and I celebrated that night with a glass of champagne each – the first alcohol I’ve had in many months. (Doctor-approved.)
Slowly, slowly, things are looking up. And the writing is coming back.
First, my journal, which started up again – first sporadically, now every other day or so.
Then, the blog, which has been going more or less daily for weeks now.
Around Christmas, I started reading books again in a big way.
On January 1st, my mom and I started a Haiku 365 challenge, writing one a day for the entire year. I may post some of those soon.
And now – after what seems like forever – I’m writing stories again. And not just grinding them out a word at a time, but loving it. I’ve finished two little stories already. The one I’m working on now is seventeen pages and counting, and that’s all in the last three days. That’s a pretty good pace even by my old standards.
And I’m not just dumping words on paper. It’s serious, careful writing, the way I used to do.
Maybe best of all, my obsessions are coming back. I spend all my free time writing, and my non-free time thinking about writing – mentally arranging scenes, playing with dialogue.
It’s a little on the crazy side, but it’s the best kind of crazy I’ve been in a while.
So, any good news you’ve gotten lately, put it in the comments!
This is one of those times when I wish I could hit the like button a bunch of times. Like seven or threveteen.
Oh, Ben, don’t be silly…seven’s not a number.
Thanks though. 🙂
Glad to hear you’re doing well!
My good news: I have a great job for this semester ( my last ) and I have job lined up for when I graduate. Woo I’m soooo close to financial independence.
Sweetness! Congrats man, that’s great.
I’m also glad to hear it, Brian! 😀
My good news? School is still going, so that’s good. I’m happy that you’re feeling better! Next time I’m in town, we’ll have to try to hang out.
Absolutely. Would love to see you again. 🙂