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What's up these days?

I know I should post more often, but though I love writing, I don't love blogging.

There have been a lot of changes in my personal life over the past few years and quite a few things to overcome. I won't get into everything I have been dealing with, but the themes include various medical scares stemming from a combination of food allergies and a misdiagnosis of a very treatable condition as a lifelong, incurable disorder requiring medication; working at a wonderful company that became dreadful under a proclamation of divestment; divorce; job changes; several home moves; financial scares; and other losses.

Such things take time to bounce back from and become whole again, but they also provide experiences that, I feel, help me understand the struggles of others, at least, in part.

I continue to work on becoming a better version of myself. I continue to go out and do things even if it means doing them alone.

I chunk away at my first novel. Scrivener has been a beautiful tool to help me keep track of various parts and plot lines. I had thought I may be done it by the end of this year, but I'm not sure. We shall see what happens.

With many life things back under reasonable control, I feel free to pursue all of my passions outside of my writing as well. Friends continue to try to get me out dating and I don't mind. I know what I'm looking for though and I won't settle for less.

I am healthy, happy, and whole regardless of being single and I think it would be great if more people could learn to be happy before entering a relationship, so they aren't inclined to put their happiness upon someone else because that leads to unrealistic expectations of another person and both ending up miserable. 2013 has been a year of personal growth for me and will continue to be.

I have found my old fervor... Look out world ;)

Ciao
R~

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