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Dear Diary,

I have been gone. I have been constrained within the borders of reality. I have been abruptly locked out of my Creative Writing Fantasy World by issues in my real life. I have been struggling with sadness that was threatening to spiral into depression. I consider myself a positive and optimistic person who is always on the look-out to find and share the proverbial silver lining. But even I get knocked flat sometimes without any apparent handholds to pull myself back up.

While attempting to deal with my challenges, I decided to try to work through and express the feelings by writing darker pieces. This did not work for me. I know it works for some writers, but for me its’ effect was to pull me further down into despair. So I had to stop writing altogether. To stop writing made me feel like I lost my best friend when I needed them the most. The desire to escape into my writing fantasy world was great, but I could not enter. I was completely creatively stopped up.

I am relieved to say that I am now opening the door and stepping back inside. I feel my creativity beginning to trickle again and hopefully, it will soon be a full stream. I have missed you and my Writing World. A twitter friend put it well when she said “I hate when reality gets in the way of my writing.”  I totally agree, but it is also important to remember that within our reality our highest joys and our most crashing lows give us the best fodder for the most meaningful and heart touching stories to pen. We write because we love it and because we have to.

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Comments on: "I Get Knocked Down, But I Get Up Again (Sing along with Chumbawamba)" (21)

  1. — squeezee anti-depressant hugs for u

  2. Okay, Andy. Enough! You’ve had your turn. I want in there! *hugs* 😉
    My friend, I’m glad to hear that things are beginning to turn around for you. Here’s hoping that things get a hundred times better.

    -Jimmy

  3. We’re here for you, Kellianne. It’s time to write some Chick Lit and feel much better 🙂 Or just read some Chick Lit, that works, too! Hugs!

  4. What Andy, and James, and Carrie said! I’m sending hugs to you, Kellianne, and I hope the life forecast is for sunshine only from this point forward. 🙂 🙂

  5. Aw, sweetie. Sorry you felt that way. I’ve been there and understand. {{{HUGE HUGS}}} Glad to hear the sun is shinning now.

  6. Glad to have you back… it was noticed and you were missed. You know the old song… “I get knockd down, but I get up again, they’re never gonna keep me down…”

    We ‘re here for you if you need a hand to get back up xox

  7. When unspeakable sadness pierces the heart,
    Getting up again – that’s the hardest part!

    Love the fairy pic! Waiting for her to flutter her wings, work her magic, spread some pixie dust, and fly high again! Missed you, glad you are back – a true champion of life and the write! 🙂

  8. What beautiful words and inspiration! Thank you so much Judy

  9. debbie mc said:

    Sad to hear you were having a bad time but glad you’re now on the mend. Looking forward to reading more of your blogs! Take care.

  10. I’m so sorry, Kellianne. Life can be so hard on us at times, but like you said we just have to get back up again. I miss you and am always here if you need to talk!

  11. ♥♥♥Hugs♥♥♥Sunshine:) Smiles:) Blessings & go easy on yourself….U are very talented ..a great writer! relax..relax…..and it will happen enjoy and don’t put pressure on yourself…I enjoy your writing because your writing draws you in for the journey…….Life..yes Up & Down..rarely middle but you get through……You Are A Winner!

  12. Rachel, you are so lovely! Thank you so much!

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