In my post a few days ago, I focused on the topic of self-care. I shared the things I believe I did wrong in caring for myself during my working life and the last few years as a writer. Today I want to share what I've learned along the way (and ignored). And I'll share some new things I have read recently about caring for yourself as you write.
The term "self-care" has been on the lips of many for some time, but not as often as since the election of 2016. In the days and months following, many were angry, frustrated, discouraged, depressed even. Self-care was the pathway for many to place those emotions on a shelf. Putting the election aside, I want to look at self-care from a writer's perspective. Based on my working and writing life experiences, I'll share bad choices I made in caring for myself. Over the last 14 months have had time to ruminate over the past and how it played a part in my current situation.
Sandy's Gift: Walking with the Light is the tragic story of a once young and happy wife and mother whose life was turned upside down by mental illness. Not only her life but the lives of her husband and two daughters took bizarre turns.No one lifted hand to help, the law turned its back, her husband's efforts to find her the help she needed were blocked at every step.
Everything. I want to know why it happens. Especially this week. Last Saturday! January 24th! Today!I thought my injuries sustained in a fall on some stairs on January 24th were healing.