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A Really Rough Blog

I have a lot to say.

A lot of it has to do with my journey through life living with Bipolar Disorder and AD(H)D, though I’ll generally be commenting a lot on Life, The Universe and Everything also.

I’d like all my posts to be coherent and polished.  Unfortunately, while my mental health is relatively stable now overall, from day to day and hour to hour and sometimes minute to minute, it’s still highly variable.

When my brain is ‘on’, I have to strike while the iron is hot and generally can’t type fast enough to capture my thoughts as I would like to.  If it stays ‘on’ long enough, I can usually do a decent job of writing a draft and, through review and editing, produce a decent result.  But that’s not always the case.  Not even necessarily the majority of the time.

But, It’s more important to me that I try to say what I have to say than that it is polished.

So, you’re going to see a lot of variability in quality.

I hope that, despite that, what I have to say has some value.

I’m going to try to state in the title of the posts what stage the post is in if it’s not final.  If it’s difficult to understand or I’ve made glaring errors or if you want me to elaborate, please let me know.  If you have any questions or topics you’d like me to address, please let me know that too, either in comments or by email.

This is very difficult to do. The more feedback I get – good or bad – the better. I have wanted to do this for a long time. I feel passionate about it. But, it’s a delicate balance. The nature of the writing is that to be effective I have to talk about very personal things when I have a condition that can make me feel very vulnerable. So, where do you draw the line; where do you set boundaries? And, while I’m told I have some writing talent, I’m not an English major and I’m prone to perfectionism, so there’s that …

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