I am writing a memoir and I have ADHD and Bipolar 1. It is going to be a bumpy ride.
Right before COVID-19, I created four San Miguel de Allende FaceBook Social Media Groups in one day! And my husband thought “OH No, here we go again!” I launched.
An Instagram friend and author – Lainey Cameron, was at our first SMA Instagrammers meeting. We had been messaging each other for almost two years about starting a group. Now it had finally happened.
La Azotea, a rooftop lounge in Centro SMA, was the backdrop for a meeting of sixteen Instagrammers hoping to grow their brand, learn about the Instagram platform, or simply meet with like-minded posters on IG.
Then COVID happened and we have been in limbo since.
However, after the meeting broke up, I spoke with authors Lainey, Barbara Cole, Donna Meyer. I mentioned I wanted to write a memoir about my fragmented life with Bipolar 1 and ADHD.
They encouraged me!
And, that encouragement, along with steadfast friends willing to pause a moment and read some of my fledgling work, finds me launching my Blogger/Author’s blog and writing my first of two memoirs.
My mother died in November 2019 and I gave myself permission to take flight and pursue this long-time goal. The critic was now silent – at least she was. My inner critics remain. But I can tackle them.
I know I am embarking on a very lengthy, arduous process. I am hoping to learn a lot along the way, and I want you to join me as I wiggle through my self-doubts and less-than-perfect grammar to create memoirs I can be proud of, and hopefully, others can learn from.
My working title for memoir 1 is “Unraveling” and Memoir 2 is “Becoming Content With a Scattered Mind” and they are my journey from chaos to contentment with Bipolar 1 and ADHD.
Let’s start that journey.