Branching Out

Traditionally I’ve written about cars and motorcycles, with a bit of technical writing to keep the bills paid. Since getting laid off from my last tech writing job I’ve been looking for other opportunities, including some outside my usual areas. One thing led to another, and I’m now contributing to the Building Self-Esteem blog at HealthyPlace. My intro post went up today.

Mental health is serious business, and something I’ve struggled with my whole life. I may come across as cool and confident, but there have been many times I’ve felt quite the opposite. These days, I’m doing okay. I’ve learned some tips and tricks along the way to remind myself that no, I’m not a worthless hunk of slime, I do have value, and I do deserve to be treated well. I’m not a doctor. I have no training in this whatsoever. I just have my experiences, what’s worked and what hasn’t, to draw upon. So that’s what I’m going to do.

It’s been a long road, and I certainly have off days (yesterday was one), but I have more good days than bad. I’m looking forward to sharing some of these tips and tricks with the world so that maybe they’ll help someone else who’s going through what I did.