So, I just found out that some women are doing a reading show called “Don’t Call Me Crazy” — where people do readings about mental illness in order to raise awareness and erase stigma.  One of the ladies, Jennifer Killi Marshall, has her own blog called Bipolar Mom Life, and I’m just getting hit with what I’ve known all along.

I AM an advocate for those with mental-illness. I am an educator. I am a writer and a performer and a person with many creative talents. I am supposed to be using this for some reason, and my fears around it aren’t making me successful, so why not just do what I’m meant to do?

Seriously — I get interviews and I don’t get the job. I don’t know if they’re reading this, but I can’t imagine that they went back to 2004 for some of the really good stuff. So, maybe I’m supposed to focus on what is in front of me — the fact that I have much intimate knowledge about how to live as a dually-diagnosed human being — and I don’t do such a bad job of communicating about it, either.

Still looking for a supportive writing group/people to hold me accountable on the reg. I definitely need that. But, I think I’m going to just try and do what I’ve always done when I’m being on point — tell the truth.


3 thoughts on “confirmation?

  1. It’s a tough call. Many but not all of these “open book” people have a cushion. Whether or not it be through marriage, family or some other financial means they don’t have to rely on corporate America at this point. People like Michael Moore and Ted Nugent can say and do what they want because they have a ton of cash. I’m probably not making sense, all I am trying to say is may be easier for some to be open because the consequences are less.

  2. So when are you going to write the truth about Obama. Every Union is now against Obamacare. Tricky Dick Durbin now says we have to fix it even before it starts. NSA and IRS getting a lot worse. New approval rating at 41%, but blacks still overwhelming support him. He has been a complete disaster. Oh and last time I looked Guantanomo is still open. What a chowderhead this guy is.

  3. Jocelyn,

    You should submit essays to life stories section. Make them like Blowing up the driveway.

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