10 Reasons I’m Obsessed with Writing

*This post is part four of an eight week series by Janet Brent at the Purple Panda Posse It’s no secret that I have been writing my entire life. From the age of six, where I received my first diary, right up through elementary school. I probably got busted as often in high school for writing non-class related assignments as I did in public school for reading during class (which was pretty much at least once an hour). I wrote[Read more]

My mental illness taught me to fight for myself

If you asked me 15 years ago, 10 years ago, 5 years ago, I would have scoffed at the notion. All my Bipolar did was set me up for failure. Failure is an interesting thing — especially when the root comes from something you have no control over. It tends to do one of three things: cause you to give up, cause you to give in, or cause you to stand up and fight. I wish I could say I[Read more]