“We’re on a ride to nowhere, Come on inside, Taking that ride to nowhere, We’ll take that ride” David Byrne
This is my 95th blog. I have been pumping out my writing at a pace of about one per day. It is now that I must sit back and evaluate exactly where I am headed.
It is quite an honor to write for Psych Central. I will never lose my gratitude to the trust that is put in my hands. These blogs go live as soon as I hit the ‘publish’ button for the whole world to see. I am not a psychiatrist and I don’t work in the psychiatric field. I am a person who suffers from bipolar disorder. I have struggled with my mental illness for over thirty years. I have a wealth of intimate experience with the mental health field, a lot of study on human life, and a mind that had time to process all the information.
When I first embarked on this task three months ago I accumulated a whole host of blogs in reserve. I believe I was two weeks ahead of time. I wanted to maintain the daily approach and I knew that life is very uncertain at best. Sometimes things just happen that will rob your time. As it is I have no blogs in reserve. It is my habit to published at 12:00 A.M. of the day, so technically speaking I am one day ahead on my writing. But from from previous perspective I am far behind in the race.
It isn’t that I ran out of ideas. In fact I have an idea sheet which I just checked out and it has fifteen topics that I haven’t touched you. If anything my time at writing has increased. My wife’s dementia has progressed to the point where she can’t walk without my assistance. As such I am pretty much home bound except for doctor visits or when a friend can relieve me for a few precious hours.
I know Psych Central has a whole host of blogs and I don’t even know if I have any regular readers. I get a data she which tells you how many hits a person gets, but that doesn’t translate into how many people actually take the time to read what I wrote.
So I am looking to my readers, if I have any readers for some direction. What would you like to read about? What draws your interest? Don’t expect anything based on rigorous in depth analysis of what experts in the psych field have taught. Rather I am a person with experience who can elaborate on practical aspects of the mental health field that I have been exposed to. I can also tell you a thing or two about life through the elaboration on the things that I have been through.
I hope that I can keep up that pace of a blog a day. I really enjoy writing the blog, it is the reason I got involved in the first place. But the truth be known is that I activated my own personal blog and I am currently writing two science fiction books.
I invite you to explore part of my story in my memoirs “More Than The Madness” https://johnkaniecki.weebly.com/more-than-the-madness.html
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