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Happy 4th of July!

Posted on July 2, 2017 at 1:00 AM

Welcome back and thank you for tuning in to the latest WWHY 100.4 FM broadcast of the Journeyman's Row radio show. I'm your host, Jim Irion. When I broke from daily blogging back on February 15th to begin the book writing project I now have finished, I figured I would jump right in head first and blog a dozen times a week. Now, I look back and realize from October 11th to today that I've probably written more in these last nine months than any other time in my life. So I think it is time to slow things down a bit.


Not that there isn't more to talk about or share. Oh there is plenty more for sure. On the other hand, because of possible opportunities with writing this month I am going to hold off on sharing details about specific mental health experiences until I see where those opportunities go. The reason for this is because I don't want to blog about the specifics here and for another avenue at the same time. That would defeat the purpose. I should know in the next two weeks and if I get the opportunity I will dish all the information about it here first.


Remember my post on the 25th where I mentioned how writing for me can sometimes be addictive? Such as right after finishing a story. Well, it almost lead to my writing a seventh story for this first book. The story would revolve around the theme of a father and son, plus the mother and daughter, coming to terms with the son's and father's relationship and mental health. Of the six stories I've written already, the one perspective I feel they lack is from that of a parent. In this story the main character would be the father and portrayed from mostly his point of view. However, a certain goings on here at the homestead reminded me of priorities I have been holding off on since the beginning of the year. I need to see to those issues first now that I have finished what I set out to write.


The number one priority is to obtain stable employment and begin making progress for moving out on my own. A local group of community support, Skills, has a new program to assist with employment. Being unsure due to my educational background and mental health issues, I had a chance to ask the program coordinator a couple weeks ago. To my relief, she said they had just helped someone who had a two or four year college degree. Excellent. This could be just the kind of help I need. Though, I wanted to finish my writing first and now I have. Although I am also seeking options to expedite a referral for psychiatric evaluation locally as well. I need to officially diagnose my mental health conditions for several reasons as I continue to progress further forward.


Now that I am done with "Just Before the Dawn"©, how often will I be blogging in general? To be honest, I do like the two-week updates on Sundays. I also want to write about non-update topics so between now and the next two weeks I will write a Famous Person blog post related to one of my biggest inspirations for writing fiction. Other than that, I hope to begin seeing progress with my mental health recovery, possible career opportunities, and if I am lucky making connections with contacts to seek out editing and publishing of my book draft. Until next time, thank you as always for taking time out of your busy schedules to follow along. More stuff to come in the next several months.


Have a safe and happy 4th of July. Happy birthday America!

Categories: Inspirational, "Just Before the Dawn"©

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