Lately I’ve found it’s becoming harder and harder to post something every week. Somewhere in my reading and my life in college as a Creative Writing Major, I heard a quote by a famous female writer, whose name escapes me at the moment.
She noted, “When I’m writing, I’m not living. And when I’m living, I’m not writing.”
So I’ve been taking a bit of a “mental break” from being so focused on that damned PTSD! I’ve just been living my life- doing the usual reading, housekeeping, working in the yard, and of course, taking care of hubby and our menagerie.
And yet when I don’t post regularly, there’s a nagging feeling of guilt that somehow I’m letting my readership down. So here I am, back at it. And what am I thinking about writing today?
There are several random topics roaming around in my head:
• What’s going to happen with the disaster in Iraq?
• How’s the mess with the VA going to be solved (or will it?)
• Will there ever be a cure for PTSD?
• How many marriages will dissolve this year due to PTSD?
• What has happened to all the divorced spouses (like myself) of combat vets? Where do they go for nurture and support? Why do we hear so little about them?
So here I am-back at the keyboard, musing on these deep thoughts. And for all of you out there living with PTSD, or hoping to learn more about it along with me, stay tuned as I explore these topics in future postings.
In the meantime, take care of yourselves. And do like I’ve been doing. Live a little, and try taking it “one day at a time.”