In July, I began my first Western University Creative Writing course. I wish I kept the same excitement for the course the whole way through but I was experiencing some very dark days and I fell into a habit of postponing my work until the last day, even last hours before the due date. I was mad at myself when I would fall apart and fuel my mood swings. I am very grateful for the timing of the course and my peers comments & feedback on my work and interest in my blog. Every time I received a comment/feedback from a peer or from the professor, I would copy and paste them into a folder; I plan to print the feedback on cardstock and place them above my workstation. I think visual reminders that I am capable to create or write anytime. That my voice matters.
Starting to believe that I am the writer.
"I have Fibromyalgia - thank you for being considerate," diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2018, I am still struggling to understand my illness and learn to cope with my pain.
In spring 2022, I was diagnosed with chronic depression, c-PTSD and Borderline Personality Disorder. Everyday was yesterday in my mind & in the flashbacks I was routinely suffering through. Three months after my second suicide attempt, I moved to a new community to begin my healing journey.
is an homage to my favorite childhood book series, Martine. I love the symbolism of the hot air balloon that I, Mallory, am navigating life with chronic illness while on a healing journey.