This anxiety disorder is still kicking my backside.
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This is a picture of me at the mercy of anorexia (left) and on the right is me now. What a throwback? I never thought I would recover.
This guitar cover says it all, and it’s what I wish for this Wednesday.
“For Once in My Life, let me get what I want, Lord knows it will be the first time.”
I HAD SO much planned for this blog, but then life and health got in the way, and I completely lost my mojo; and that’s the reason I am throwing this quick blog together. If I was honest, I was in two minds whether to write anything today. This anxiety disorder has been playing up all day, felt on edge all day for no reason, or not that I know of anyway. For some reason it gets triggered by anything, and knowing my luck, I could probably fart and it would kick off.
So, you might be thinking, why is it always doom and gloom for this bloke? Well, it’s not all doom and gloom, over the last few days I’ve had some improvements, despite a new symptom that I will explain shortly. If you’ve been reading or following me for a while, you will know that I have been suffering from dizziness for the last four weeks, the cause has been unknown, but I think what has been causing it. When I was looking in the mirror recently—doesn’t happen often, I’ve got one of those ugly mugs—I noticed that my left nostril seemed narrow, and upon further inspection it appeared to be narrow inside and blood could be seen. With this new found evidence, I decided to start a course of steam treatments, this should help with the narrowing, and it should help counteract the dizziness if there’s a blockage in the sinus cavities.
I am happy to report that the dizziness has started to slowly disappear, but I think it’s going to take more than six steam sessions to clear it. The ultimate test will be if I wake up with a blocked nose caused by blood, once this clears, I imagine it will be all clear. Even though this is clearing up one problem, at a guess, I think it’s causing a secondary symptom of dry eyes. This is at a guess, but I am sure it will work itself out in the end.
Anyway, enough of my rambling, one day at a time that’s what I say.
Given the recent news of Robin Williams’ death yesterday, there is one thing I wish for this Wednesday. Depression can be very hard to overcome and it could last for decades. My wish this Wednesday is, to hope for a better future where mental health isn’t (edited a week later, thanks autocorrect) ignored, and better help can go to those who need it.
Rest in peace Robin Williams.
Life Will Be
Life will be what it will be,
Even if it’s rough,
Even if it’s merry,
Or even if you are picking berries,
Challenges will come and go,
As easy as the wind blows,
Just rise above and take the hit,
Don’t live with regret with your face down,
The almighty power we hold within,
It’s stronger than you will believe,
Unleash this power,
And the world will be at your feet,
Life may be rough,
It can also be hectic,
But don’t give in to the troubles,
Your here to give life a big bubble.
FREE BOOKS, NOT always a bad thing, it’s all good having a collection of books that are free, but it isn’t a good thing when people expect books to be free all the time. Admittedly, I have many free books you can download, but this was by choice and not the expectations of someone else. Some of the books I published simply ran their course, they made a comfortable amount of royalties, I can’t complain, and that’s why I decided to make them free.
Even though giving away free books may seem pointless, you must see the advantages. If someone comes across your book, it is likely that they will read the free preview, which is perfectly fine, but that only gives them a short glimpse of your work. Even if you have one free book, it could make a huge difference, especially if you market the book correctly, and add everything required so people can find all your other books—this is marketing at its core.
We live in a world where people expect things to be free, it’s a well-known fact, everyone likes a bargain, but there is a way around this. Once you have someone hooked, they will pay whatever if it’s something they enjoy. I will use myself as an example, I purchased one James Patterson book, I became hooked and now I own approximately thirty of his books, and I always keep up to date with his upcoming publications.
So, will this happen to you? Who knows? It’s simple marketing, it won’t cost you a penny to give this method a try, you have nothing to lose, but you could have something more to gain.