Learn the Rules to Break Them

I have always enjoyed writing. There were always things taking away my ideas and reasons not to be creative in school, though. “Format the paper this way,” one teacher would say, and another, “I didn’t ask what you think.” Soon, my child-like sense of the world was gone, and in its place, stood a monolithic […]

Two Terms Down at SNHU

I just finished my second term at SNHU. I got 1000/1000 points. Yes, that’s an A. A very solid and hard-earned A. I learned a lot during this last class, but with the Bipolar mania going on, I was not sure how it was going to turn out for a little while there. Mania is […]

Bipolar 1 Disorder with Psychosis

As of 21 October 2020, this diagnosis—Bipolar 1 Disorder with Psychosis—is a reality in my life. Prior to that point in my life, the totality of my mental identity was neatly summarized as Chronic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with Anxiety and Depression. That came straight from my military discharge orders. Yes, I still have that […]

My First Episode of Mania

That’s correct. You read that right. “Mania,” you’re thinking…”isn’t that a Bipolar thing?” Yep. It is. I just received a diagnosis of Bipolar 1 Disorder a couple of weeks ago. My first manic episode ever in my life, just after I turned 40 years old, is now in partial remission. What does all that mumbo-jumbo […]

“A” is a good grade to get

Well, I have officially finished my first term online with Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). If you missed this information, I am currently in their graduate program for English and Creative Writing, and working on a writing sample with the help of my new mentor that will get me into SNHU’s Master of Fine Arts […]

Despite the stress, I am having a good day

Today is my 15th wedding anniversary. I got my husband a new computer for our anniversary because he has needed one for around four or five years now, but has not gotten himself one. I gave it to him a month ago when it finally came. He was overjoyed with it! Thank goodness, it was […]

All Hell’s broken loose!

Okay, have you ever had one of those days? Perhaps a couple of those days in a row? How about an entire week? Maybe a week and a half? I have had almost a month now of “those days” and all Hell’s broken loose! Without getting too personal on the internet, there are school issues, […]

Working on my Final Project

I submitted this week’s Journal assignment, an essay on target audience, just a few minutes ago, and now the task is to begin working on my Final Project for this term’s online course. It is a 10-page paper with six pages’ worth of grading prompts and rubric. Humongous. I feel a bit overwhelmed…okay, a lot […]

Southern New Hampshire University

I never thought I would be taking online classes from the other side of the country, much less pursuing an online Master’s degree, but here I am, doing it all, and loving it. If you are considering online learning, whether to finish a degree or to begin working toward in a new direction in life, […]