Monday, September 11, 2017


WELL. It has been AGES since I have posted. So much has happened and is still happening. I don't even know where to begin, So I'll just post some random news and info.

Since my last post, I have moved to John Day, Oregon.

What's here? you ask. Well, family. And better opportunities for hubs and I. Well over a year ago, I fell off my curb outside of our apartment and banged up my left knee and really messed up my right ankle. (It still gives me fits sometimes, still) I was basically off my feet for a few months, as well as off work. No one could figure out what I had done to my ankle and in the beginning, I didn't have any insurance.

I ended up taking off work, and then later, having to quit work. I had a really hard time at that point with my depression. It had gotten so bad I was hallucinating and my anxiety was through the roof. I ended up having to go back into therapy because they wanted me to check myself in for a psychological evaluation. My poor brain, though. I truly thought if I checked in, I wouldn't be checking out. So I worked hard with therapy and new meds to get myself back to a normal where I could deal with people again.

Depression and anxiety are such a tough battle, but when you work at it, it makes life more ... amazing, I suppose. It's hard to put into words.

Since I've moved to John Day, I've been working, losing weight, feeling more myself. I've also been working on a huge writing project that I am not allowed to talk about just yet, but when I am, I'll be blogging about it!

I hope to finish up my trilogy soon. It's been sitting on the sidelines because I feel I haven't really done a good job writing it. I have been working on my writing skills, though and feel I have polished them to a nice shine.

So what have you all been up to while I was gone? Leave me a comment! At the very least, just say hi!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Mel! Good to hear from you. Sorry about your leg and all the mental trauma that went with it. Glad you are in a better place and writing and working again.

Mel Chesley said...

Thanks Alex! Good to be back, really. :)