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Mental Health Check - April 2019

I'm in my bubble. It was all my intention in 2019 to let you inside my little bubble, but alas the lone wolf chills in the den alone.

I'm in a good space. Not entirely or exactly where I want to be, but I'm getting there. Sometimes in life you have to create your own finish line. You have to know when to say when, and keep moving on with your life.

Easier said than done, amiright? 🤷

I have certain amount of time left in me and then I'm moving the hell on with the next chapter in my life. I'm not living to my full potential, and there's a reason behind that. But year after year of not being able to do what I really want to do in life is pretty much taxing!

I'm writing more. I also love the fact of no more writing my books by hand and typing directly into a file. It's so much ease. I can type on the computer and then move right to my cellphone or tablet with this bluetooth keyboard! I try to write 2,000 words per day, but I have to feel it. I'm still …
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