In this journal community, I have probably written more troubling entries than happy, positive entries. Yes, I have been told that your journal is for you but, over the years, I have developed a sizeable reading audience, as is evidenced by all of your amazing, wonderful, helpful and constructive comments. There were a few “trolls” if you will, that approached me through the written word, but I dealt with that. In short, my friends, I totally get it if my entries are hard to read, due to the Bipolar Rollercoaster and my life, in general. My goal was never to “complain” about things. I understand, however that my entries are not always pleasant. I totally get it. On the other hand, I have found that there are people whom read my entries , out in the audience whom I did not know, but whom helped me tremendously, and I thank you for that. A day in the life of a disabled, Bipolar SSI recipient can be boring or a real downer to read about. There have been some bright spots in my life, because I know that I have much for which to be grateful, including my PB friends. I will let you in on a little secret, if you have not already figured it out. I am not much of a reader, and that is not fair. In real life, I am not a reader. I am a doer. I am a people person. I try to keep busy. But for some odd reason, I can’t sit down to read a book, unless it is a very, very captivating autobiography, again “people-related”. Bear, on the other hand lives for the books bought that are stored on his tablet. He loves Stephen King, John Grisham, The New York Times and a plethora of books by other authors. I have always been a writer. I have kept a journal, off and on since I was 10 years old. If you go to my FaceBook page, under Anne Stock Brier, and search Anne Stock Brier poetry, well....I have more of my poems floating on FaceBook than Carter has liver pills. I guess what I am trying to say is, my writing helps me tremendously to purge, as my life is an ongoing challenge. I do care about all of you. Thank you.
Last updated June 16, 2021