Depression Biting Me in the Ass

Represent a dog biting a man butt.

Good Morning, World!!! My depression is biting me in the fucking ass at the moment. Biting me in the ass severe enough that I am isolating myself from people. People that want to help but right now I am needing my space. Space from the world.

Spending time away from other people has me thinking about blogging. I am thinking about re-doing courses I have done and enjoyed doing that WordPress puts on for free. I am not sure which course I am going to re-do at the moment or if I am going to do multiple at the same time. I just know that when I do a course I feel a sense of accomplishment when I finish an assignment and the course.

Something else that gives me a sense of accomplishment is reading. There is something rewarding when get to the next chapter or find something new out about a character or the plot. Right now I am reading the Liveships Traders Trilogy by Robin Hobb. I am really getting into it as well as the characters.

When it comes to reading I prefer book series as it keeps me more interested in reading especially when I was a child and teenager. I don’t mind stand alone books, I just prefer book series. The characters tend to grow on me and I don’t really like saying goodbye which is why I prefer book series over stand alone books.

Thank you very much for reading my blog. Peace Out, World!!!

Everyday Inspiration: Day 17: A Map As Your Muse

Image result for Career maps

Good Afternoon, World!!! Today’s assignment is to use a map as our muse. For me I chose the above map as it is focused on goal setting. At this moment in my recovery I focused on my goals as well as reevaluating my goals. Goals that will help me with my recovery as well as my career path which hopefully some day will include education.

I have some major goals in life. Those major or long term goals I have also have short term goals to help me to my ultimate long term goals. My goals are simple and complex and I will share them with you at some point in time.

Thank you for reading. You are awesome. Peace Out, World!!!!

Everyday Inspiration; Day 16: Mine Your Own Material

Good Afternoon, World!!! Today’s assignment is mine your material. It ask to look at your draft to see if I can look at it in a new way. I have been working on my one and only draft for awhile and well its one of those post that you just want to make sure it has just the right wording to be able to convey the message I am wanting to say.

Another thing is I think that this assignment is piggy backing on yesterdays assignment of take a cue from your reader and I have done that. For me mining my material and taking a cue from you my reader are similar yet different. And I am okay with that.

Thank you for reading. Have a great day. Peace Out, World!!!

Everyday Inspiration; Day 15: Take A Cue From Your Reader

Good Afternoon, World!!! Today’s assignment is to take a cue from you my reader. I did this assignment a little differently this time around and found it quite helpful. This time around I used my statistics to take a cue from you my reader. I used them by looking at the stats for the day, week, month and year. I have found that blogging on the regular basis has helped increase my followers interest as well as blogging about different things. I also noticed that having Junior and Mama Bear posting brings people in to read. Another thing I noticed is when I post with pictures I get a lot more traffic. I quickly found out about the photos when I did the Developing Your Eye; One course and plan on taking the second course. Something else I have noticed is the tags I use. That is why I try to switch up my tags yet they appear to be the same ones or similar tags. So, it is my goal to switch up my tags to continue to interest my reader.

I guess what I am trying to say is that taking a cue from you my reader by looking at my stats and what I posted that day or week and so on. If I continue to look at my stats and see what keeps my reader, reading then I know what to write about.

Thank you for reading. It is appreciated. Peace Out, World!!!

Everyday Inspiration; Day 14: Recreate A Single Day

Today’s assignment is to recreate a single day. I’m not sure if I like this particular assignment as I don’t necessarily want to recreate a single day. If I were to recreate a single day then I wouldn’t be mindful of the present moment. As much as recreating a positive day I would relive a negative one as well.

I guess, what I am saying is every moment I have experienced in life is what made me who I am today. Yes, I would like to relive or recreate moments or even days however that means I would have to relive situations I don’t want to relive.

Now that I am off of my soapbox thank you for reading. It is appreciated. Peace Out, World!!!

Everyday Inspiration; Day 13: Play with Word Count

Today’s assignment is to play with word count. I don’t have an exact number I want to have in regards to writing as I feel like it is limiting to me as writer. Yes, I realize if I ever write a memoir of my life, that I would have to limit the amount I have to say.

On that note, my grandma’s funeral is coming up in a few days and will be speaking at it. I don’t like speaking in crowds but this is something my grandma would want me to do. I know she would be proud of me when I do as she is aware of my fear of public speaking.

Thank you for reading. I think I need to write what I’m going to say at my grandma’s funeral. Have a wonderful weekend. Peace Out, World!!!

Everyday Inspiration; Day 12: Critique a Piece of Work

Today’s topic is to critique a piece of art work or express my opinion on a topic. As someone who is extremely self critical I thought I would harshly critique my own art so I have decided to express my opinion on something.

Actually, what I want to discuss my opinion on is the importance of respecting people’s pronouns. Unfortunately, this one of the many issues that is dividing the United States at the moment and I personally think its sad.

Not everyone goes by the gender they were given at birth. I don’t go by female pronouns. Hell, I don’t go by male pronouns either. I go by they/them pronouns as I consider myself gender nonconforming or non binary.

So as you can tell this topic is near and dear to my heart. Many folks like myself are very passionate about this subject as we want to be respected like others. It’s important for the respect factor as well as many other factors. Factors that are stated below.

Why is it so important to respect people’s gender identity and preferred pronouns? Statistics show that 82% of transgender and non-conforming individuals don’t feel safe at work and/or school. The same stats show that 67% have been bullied online while 64% have had property destroyed. The effecting of being bullied especially regard gender identity are: six times more likely to be depressed; eight times more likely to attempt to die by suicide; and three times more likely to have a substance use disorder (SUD). To answer the question of why is it important to respect a person’s gender identity and pronouns is that it can literally safe someone’s life and is common courtesy to do so. It is also important that we respect each other as fellow human beings and that we value each other as individuals even if we don’t always get along.