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Thursday, May 14, 2015

I Didn't Quit

I know many of you may have thought I quit. I needed to step away for a bit.  I was worried my writing was getting too depressing. I have a lot going on in my life and I do not want to come across as a complainer. When I started this journey it was meant to be therapeutic as well as a voice for the many that struggle with depression and anxiety. I feared my writing was becoming a really bad Facebook status.

In the midst of another financial setback, I found my strength to write again.  I will not lie there have been times today that I have retreated to my room and hid in the blankets. My face has been streamed with tears at several points. At one point I questioned my ability to handle anymore.  Then I remembered I am a fighter. I can't change the situation but I can change my reaction. 
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I do not know what tomorrow brings and I can only control what is happening right now.  Tomorrow the dealership may call and tell me I owe them a lot of money to fix my car or they may tell me that Nissan will cover the costs.  I do not know and freaking out about the worse case scenario is not helping me. Curling up in a ball in my bed is not the answer. 

I thought knitting was the answer but I needed to do something that would be productive not a distraction. I decided to get back to writing. I recently started an online course taught by Gina Horkey on how to establish a freelance writing career. This was the motivation I needed to regain my confidence and remember my goals.

I want expand upon my writing and work towards a successful writing career. I am going to continue to post to this blog three days per week. I want to have time to write for other venues.  Please feel free to contact me at deannamarieanderson@gmail.com if you are interested in obtaining my writing services.