Muddling through

Tired upset woman sitting with legs crossed and having headache

So, here I am really trying to not completely lose my s*** right now. I’ve got a kid who doesn’t think he has to listen to me and a husband who doesn’t encourage him to. Not really anyway.

I understand that life and parenting and relationships are all full of ups and downs. Perfect or happy moments tend to Continue reading “Muddling through”

Thank you!

I’ve been getting a lot of rejection of my professional writing by literary agents and journals. Part of my brain is belting out “Let it go! Let it go!” Another part, however, that nasty depressive part, is feeling pretty low about it.

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A little about me…

Join me on this journey!

P1010199 (2) me in nc 2 (400x300)Hi, everyone! Lisa Keifer here.

I want to start things off by giving you all a sense of who I am. After being a housewife and stay-at-home mom, I have recently re-entered the world of writing.

Though I started penning stories when I was a teenager, I’ve only recently found the courage to send my work out into the world to be read, loved, and published. (You can learn all about my writing adventures on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/lisakeiferwriter/.)

I live with my husband Diesel and son Choo-choo. While I will strive to be as honest with you as I can, I have changed their names to protect their privacy. Choo-choo is a smart, silly, fun-loving, and sometimes temperamental 2 year old. Diesel has been the love of my life for the past 12 years, though he struggles to fully understand what it feels like to be me.

In this blog, I will share my ups and downs of life with depression, anxiety, OCD, and PTSD. I will open up about how these illnesses started and how far I have progressed.  I will also give you an insight into what life is like being a wife and mother in the land of mental issues.

(By the way, I find peace and serenity when I am out in nature, so I will share photos of beauty I have found in the natural world from time to time.)

I hope you will all join me on this journey!

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