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, […]

Welcome to my writing blog

My name is Chris Jones. Here is one of the few photographs of me that does not make me look like a complete nerd. Just a nerd, but not a complete nerd. I like writing dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction and am currently taking classes online from Southern New Hampshire University in the Master of Arts […]