First things first, Happy June! Wow, how time flies. 2017 is almost half over, and I can hardly believe it. Summer is fast approaching and reading a good book on the porch is my afternoon temptation. I hope you’re getting some sun (or snow southern hemisphere!) and enjoying it however you do you.
Quick update with me and my battle with depression; I’m… about the same. I’m now on three medications, daily light therapy, a handful of other over-the-counter treatments, and have found out that depression is coded into my DNA. Pretty crazy ride I’m on. Saying I’m about the same is not exactly accurate, I’m having more good days than bad, so I count that as a win. As always, please reach out if you are suffering, many people care about you and are ready to help. Myself included. Feel free to send me a private message using my contact form.
Next, postcards! Yup, those snail-mail artifacts of a time long gone with a neat image and a tiny space to write. Well, I’m becoming obsessed. I have to admit, Andi Van (totally rad human being, go check them out) is to blame. One of our dearest friends is very VERY sick, and because we are unable to be with her, Andi had the brilliant idea that we would each send her a postcard every other day. That way, she has something to look forward to and knows we are with her in spirit. Three times a week I sit down and write about the mundane, my cats, how much I miss her, or anything else that comes up (last week it was a double vet appointment, riveting, I know). This also spurred me to use the website, PostCrossing. It’s a postcard penpal site where for every card you send to a randomly selected user, you get one in return. I’m in love and highly recommend it to anyone with a few minutes a week to spare.
Update on Keeper’s. I will be done this weekend. Yup, I said it out loud and put it in writing. I will be ready for beta readers and query by Sunday night. *wild muppet arms* I just… wow. It’s been a long road and one I would have never made it down without the help of my blood and chosen family. More updates to come soon.
I’ve miss you all, and I will be around more often, I promise.
All my love and happy reading,