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Publicity! Check it out!

So I’ve been trying to get as much attention for the Kickstarter campaign as possible, when a friend from Southern New Hampshire University offered to blog about my upcoming memoir to help gather some for me! She’s in the Master’s program for Creative Writing and I’m in the Bachelor’s but we are a part of the same Facebook group for SNHU writers. That’s actually how we met, and I bought some Avon stuff from her, too (so if you don’t already have an Avon sales rep, check her out!)

 

You can check out a synopsis of my memoir over at her blog as well as links to various ways of getting in touch with me if you’d like to connect. The blog post is called Writing through the Madness. Fitting title, is it not? I will have to give her creative credit for the title. So check it out and leave a comment so we know you were there! We’d love to get a discussion going!

 

If you’d like to check in and see how the Kickstarter is going, you can check it out HERE. Check out all those cool rewards for pledging! Come on, you know you want to pledge… Just kidding! Okay, I’m not. LOL

 

Something I’m Proud Of: Getting the word out about my Kickstarter every way I can!

 

Three Things I’m Grateful For: 

  • Great friends who help me in my endeavors
  • My ability to spread awareness about Bipolar
  • My freelance writing, since it’s my income right now while I work on my memoir!

 

Two Awesome New Things!

So I have two awesome new things to show you, and I don’t know which one I’m more excited about so I guess I’ll just start with the one that happened first.

I set up a whole new website, that uses the domain I’ve had for a couple of years now. This site is bought and paid for, there’s no free website crap going on here. I got it all from GoDaddy and it was so easy to do, even for someone who’s not very good with the technical aspect of setting up websites unless it’s the website builders that everybody uses nowadays. The nice lady on the phone got me all set up with my domain renewal for 5 years (so I’d get a better price on it) and 2 years of my website builder to keep my 5-page website up and running on my domain. SOOOOOO! Do you want to see it? Huh? Do ya, do ya? Here ya go! The new website is HERE!

So, what do you think? Do you like it? Does it look professional? Feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts!

And the other thing I have to share with you is that my Kickstarter campaign is up and running! I am trying to raise funds to self-publish a memoir I am in the process of working on chronicling the 10 years I fought through my Bipolar Disorder to get my Bachelor’s degree. Please, share my Kickstarter page, or share this post, anything you can do to get the word out about this would help me raise the funds to make this dream come true for me. So what are you waiting for? Check it out!

Something I’m Proud Of: Having two awesome things to share with my friends and family today

Three Things I’m Grateful For:

  • My love of writing, both professional and creative
  • My friends and family for supporting me
  • The few and far between tech support agent that can actually help you do something!

My New Job & Other Developments

So I’m feeling a little better from the events that took place last week. (See last week’s post here.) The punctures are healing and my back doesn’t hurt so much. It’s still sore, and I am still babying it, but I can move around for the most part. So I’m looking forward to getting back to work tomorrow.

 

I am working as a long-term temp, with possible permanency at some point, at JP Morgan Chase as a data entry specialist for USCIS. Unfortunately, I can’t tell you any more about my job than that, as it’s confidential. But I’m enjoying it and it is nice having some income to help pay the bills since Quay’s internship this summer is unpaid. He still gets his GI Bill money each month but since his internship class is considered distance education, his GI Bill money is less. Which sucks majorly.

 

Anyway!

 

We are also in the process of getting a new fence put up. Our old one was four different kind of panels, most of them falling down or in the process of falling down, and none of it could hold the dogs in even if it tried. So we’ve had all the posts and panels for over a month now and it’s just been sitting in the yard with a pallet of cement. Today my husband’s step-dad came over and helped him get the front of the fence on the side yard up (minus the gate) and then start going down the edge of the yard, taking down the fence between the neighbor’s yard and ours as they put up the new panels in their place. I will put up pictures when the new fence is all the way up!

 

But since I was so involved in telling you about my ER experience last time, I didn’t really get to tell you about how I’m coping with my Bipolar. Actually, I’m coping quite well. My doc hasn’t had to make any changes to my meds in close to a year now. My mania has been under control – in fact, I haven’t experienced any mania in months. And my depression has been nearly non-existent since I changed my birth control method. (Who knew birth control pills could cause depression? Clearly not me!) So I’m doing good. I am thinking about joining a peer-support group soon so that I can help others who are in a bad place. What do you think?

 

So today, while the men worked, I pretty much just supervised or worked on homework, except when I was cooking for them (ribs and potatoes). Now Quay and I are watching the Red Sox game and I am relaxing the evening away until it’s time to go to bed. Go Red Sox!

 

Something I’m Proud Of: Getting my homework done today!

 

Three Things I’m Grateful For:

  • My father-in-law’s help in getting our new fence put up
  • The day off to relax, BBQ, do my homework, and sit in the A/C
  • My doggies, who love me unconditionally