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Guided by prompts from WDC blogging challenges... and of course, life
HI! I'm Jenn - and I'm all over the place (well, at least my mind is). In this blog, I have attempted to gather my thoughts on things prompted/inspired by WDC blogging challenges from "Journalistic Intentions, "The Soundtrack of Your Life, "Blogging Circle of Friends , "30-Day Blogging Challenge ON HIATUS and, well, LIFE.
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January 13, 2022 at 4:33pm
January 13, 2022 at 4:33pm
Yes my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from Him - Psalm 62:5

Those of you who have read my newsfeed posts of late know that I have fallen on some hard times financially and also know that I have been blessed to receive two 3-month extensions for my upgraded membership here on WDC. In all honesty, I have been having hard times mentally, physically, and financially which have all built up to cause me great distress. It has been during this time that I have been reminded yet again of God's goodness. In addition to the angels here on WDC, both known and anonymous, angles walking in the guise of humans have come to help with those other areas which have been troubling me. You see, I couldn't afford some of my medications, even with my insurance and my psychiatrist and my hematologist have both found programs in which to enroll me that will help out with more of those expenses - which will, in turn help both my mental well-being and some of my physical maladies.

You see, I have been diagnosed for some time with Bipolar 1 and General Anxiety Disorder. Through the years, my shrink has put me on numerous drugs to combat those issues. Few have worked, even fewer yet have worked without harmful side effects. The current medication I am on is pretty much my last option for keeping my extreme manic and depressive episodes at bay. The stuff is expensive. It is over $1000 USD for a 30-day supply. It adds up quick and the bank account drains quick when you're having to pay that kind of money for just one of your numerous medications. But today I got word from my shrink that I have been put on a program through the drug manufacturer that will enable me to be able to afford this medication. One more stressor lifted from my shoulders. Goodness knows I don't need to flip out again and wind up in jail or back in a nuthouse.

As for the physical problems, the flares come and go - some worse than others, like the one afflicting my currently. Speaking to a dear friend of mine earlier today, I was reminded I am not in this sinking boat by myself. A reminder that I desperately needed. When everything looks to be going wrong, even the best optimist can be dragged down by the stress of it all. But I have been reminded so many times the last couple of days that I have friends and loved ones who will hold my hand to help me get through this, and that Christ will carry me when I can't go on.

I'm grateful for it all. For all my WDC family, and for my other friends and family. You've all helped me stay sane through the madness that has been my life of late. For those of you who have offered an ear, for those who have encouraged me, and for those of you who have helped me keep my account intact in its entirety thereby relieving some of that stress, Thank You doesn't seem to be enough. I'll be forever grateful. You are all angels in disguise.
January 13, 2022 at 10:56am
January 13, 2022 at 10:56am
For Round 7 Blogvillian Pop Up! January 13-14 -
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#2253938 by Kåre Enga back in Montana

Prompt #1 - Orange creamsickle
Write about something people do that isn't necessarily a huge deal, but if everyone did it, it would be total chaos. From "JAFBG"
What have you done or would never do?

         I'm going to say, smoking cigarettes. I personally haven't smoked since the year 2000 but my husband still smokes. I don't mind people smoking, I mean, it's their lives. But imagine, if you will, what the world would be like if everyone smoked cigarettes. We would be walking around in a haze of cigarette smoke; our lungs would have to adapt to the poison. Think about how the smoke creeps around and sits heavily in bars; the whole world would be like that. Talk about adding to the pollution and climate change!

Prompt #3 - TABOO
When should books be banned? Share thoughts but do answer as personally as possible. Have you had this experience? Would your life-experience or who-you-are be banned? Why is this happening now?

         Books should never be banned. Certain ones should be restricted from being read by younger readers, but not banned completely. Banning books is equal to the government(s) deciding what is good for each and every one of us. It takes the ability to choose what is best for ourselves out of our hands and places it in the grip of a ruling class - even if that term is not what they are calling themselves. Banning books says without saying that someone, somewhere doesn't think the rest of the population has the mental ability to choose what is best for them of their families. Me? I'm a rebel. If there is a book that I want to read, I will find it by whatever means so I can read it. Besides, why ban books? What's in them that the people banning them don't want us to read? I have my beliefs about why it is happening in this day and age, they're trying to turn the population into sheep who will go along with whatever they say - and change/rewrite history.... But that's just my opinion.

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