I didn’t think I could do it this year, friends. I’m still not sure I can. (What’s she talking about?) NaBloPoMo or NanoPoblano, writing every day for the month of November, I just have too much going on. But wait… I have to try, right?!
For those of you who know me, or know Sidereal Catalyst, you may have noticed my absence as of late. You may know that I am nearing the end of an accelerated vocational program geared toward becoming a certified medical assistant. A two-year program jammed into five months of madness, which all comes down to a national exam on December 16th. It’s crunch time, people!!! I have not had the brain capacity to write creatively for months and my blog has taken the brunt of this saddened state of affairs. I’ve tried on a few occasions. I’ve sat down at my computer with the best intentions to write something poetic or meaningful, but I have been at a loss for the words that used to come much easier to me than they have been recently.
So here’s the deal… I will be posting some things that have been sitting on the back burner. I hesitate to say that what’s to come won’t be my best work, especially because last year brought about some of the best writing I’ve ever done (in my humble opinion). However, I oh-so-badly want to participate and this is the only way I can attempt to do so. I don’t have enough pre-written posts to get me through the whole month of November, so I’m not sure how this will work out in the end. BUT, I hereby promise to complete the task at hand (hopefully).
For those of you who are new here, well, I guess I should tell you a little bit about myself. My name is Abbie and I live with Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I tend to write quite a bit about living with these diseases as they affect my life in pretty major ways. In May of this year, I ran a guest series to spread awareness about mental health entitled ‘Fight With Us #DCfC’ that you should definitely check out. I also started a resource page about depression called Depression: Catalyst for Change (#DCfC), you may want to take a look at that, too. I mainly write nonfiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. I am super excited that you are here reading this right now, taking the time out of your busy day to check out my world – I really appreciate it!! I hope you’ll stop by throughout the month and see what’s going on! Feel free to take your shoes off, grab a cup of coffee and make yourself comfortable 🙂 Welcome to my world!!!