This past decade I’ve experienced the following:
- Medical problems (migraines, chronic breathing problems, stomach issues, etc)
- Caring for someone with mental illness severe enough to temporarily disable them
- Buying our first home
- Nearly losing the new home
- Getting a better paying job that caused some of those medical problems
- Paid off credit card debt and settled issues with the mortgage company
- Discovered all sorts of wonderful things about my dyslexia
- Accepted my neurology as a big part of who I am
- Began the educational journey about other types of neurodiversity
- Consciously changed the way I chose to look at the world
- Got to a secure enough place to leave that old job in favor of pursuing writing
- Began to learn how to knit, sew, make various kinds of jewelry and bettered my sewing skills
Through it all, I either wrote about my daily stresses or snippets of fiction. If it weren’t for that writing, I don’t think I would have survived.
In recent years, my online writing has been featured in a few places, I’ve been hired to write for a few folks and I’ve gathered enough courage to enter contests, as well as submit to publications. Most recently, the tutorial I wrote about how to crochet a turtle keychain was the featured hub of the day over on HubPages.
Not a bad start for a dyslexic, huh?
What about you, dear readers? What have you been doing for the past ten years, and what’s changed in that time for you?