Jul 30 2013

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What’s Next For Me?


What's Next For Me?If you had a choice between change forced by unwanted circumstances, or that which blooms from a long sequence of actions you willingly participated in, but really had no idea how it would all turn out … which would you choose?

Today marks three months since I had my surgery. I know. I’ve been away too long. But I’ve had a lot of time to think.

I feel like I can breathe deeply again after years of shallow-breathing self-denial. Life changed radically as a result of my duodenal switch surgery. It’s not just about losing weight. It’s also about gaining health, and regaining mobility, and both come with many new choices. Things are beginning to snap back to present focus, and I’m changing, too.

For the first time in years I am seriously considering writing the sequel to my book Becoming One! So much has happened in my inner world since it was published in 1997. I have much more to say about dissociation, dissociative identity disorder, and the therapy process. I’ve evolved in many ways. Book Two has waited patiently for me to reach a point where I feel I can do it justice.

But first, I want to update and reorganize the thousands of mental health resources I’ve posted here at Third of a Lifetime. They’ll always have a home here, but I also want to disseminate them to a broader audience. The number one blogging lesson I’ve learned is that blog marketing is endless. I’d rather spend much more of my time writing than blog marketing, and I have a few ideas on how to make that work. So the first order of business will be a mostly behind the scenes spiffing up of mental health resources here.

While I’ve stopped publishing new issues of Best Tweets for Trauma and PTSD Survivors, I’ve never stopped promoting new mental health resources. I’m active every day on Twitter and Pinterest. Follow me there! You can also find my latest pins to my PTSD Resources Pinterest board in the sidebar here.

I’m excited about having so many new writing project ideas! It’s sooo overdue. Once the mental health resources are presentable, I’ll be back to let you know what I plan to do with them. It’s a new journey, and I’m hoping you’ll come along with me!


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