I’m NOT flaky

SSGAccording to the Urban Dictionary

Flaky

  1. An unreliable person. A procrastinator. A careless or lazy person. Dishonest and doesn’t keep to their word. They’ll tell you they’re going to do one thing, and never do it. They’ll tell you that they’ll meet you somewhere, and show up an hour late or don’t show up at all.
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The Story Of DeeDee And Ruby

RubyLast October, I had the honor and joy of meeting my amazing Canvas co-founder, Lulu, live and in person.  Well at the beginning of this month, the lovely Canvas author DeeDee Chickadee alighted into my geographical area, and we got to spend a very wonderful day together.  Click the links to read all about the blue tongues, the flaming cheese, me on a rock climbing wall in four-inch heels, and the friendship between us. Continue reading

Where in the world am I?

photo (6)Good heavens, it seems like forever since I’ve posted on Canvas.  I feel an explanation is due.

If the truth be known, I am totally consumed by writing (FINALLY) my memoir.  I have a lot to write about.  I have not had a “regular” life.  No, really, I haven’t.

Those of you who have been following my personal blog (shameless plug #1:) http://www.bipolarforlife.me will have been getting a fairly significant preview of coming, uh, attractions. Continue reading

There is hope

the qiuet borderlineI just wanted to say a few things about hope and the road to recovery.

All of your hard work and patience will pay off eventually. I’m not saying that it is easy but as long as you have at least in the back of your mind that you really want to get better, then you will.

There are days when you will think there is no hope, I am hopeless and helpless but ever so gradually you will start to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Like I say, it just takes time and determination. Continue reading

Hello World (or something like that)

SSGI’ve been invited to join the Canvas family which I consider both an honour and a privilege.

When I first found this blog I though, “what a cool idea!”

And then, the more I read, the more I thought, I wish I were invited to contribute to this blog. I really like what they’re doing here.

Well, lo and behold, here I am! Continue reading

May Your Light Not Go Out

RubyWarning:  This post discusses suicide.  Not graphically, and not in detail, but if the topic is triggering to you, you may want to choose not to read it.

Today is 10 September 2012, a day that has been designated World Suicide Awareness Day.  I know that this is a very frightening subject for so many people, even those without mental illness, to talk about.  But do you know what I think is even more frightening than discussing suicide?  Not discussing suicide. Continue reading

The Cool Table

alicecardsHas anyone else ever been a child?  Were you popular?  You know, like a cheerleader, or a jock, or something like that?  If so, go away.  Oh, I’m just kidding, I guess you can stay.  Though what I’m about to say might totally blow your mind.  Also, it’s probably longer than an episode of Bachelor Pad, so you’ve been warned.

You see, popular people, there are a lot of us who were not popular.  In fact, some of us were the opposite of popular.  I had a friend like that. Continue reading