So. Evicted from AOL Journals due to their closure. Well, so long J-land. I choose to see this as a new beginning rather than the end of an era.
For those of you that I've met and grown to love through AOL's J-land, welcome to my new pad! For those who have no clue who I am, RUN! Run away fast before you get sucked into my insanity!
Still here? Well good, I do love a brave soul.
I don't feel like getting too lengthy with my first entry here so I think a brief introduction will do.
I'm a young (*cough* 30-something is still young, right?) female who drove a truck (as in 18-wheeler) over the road for 8 years. I made good friends, had a lot of fun, and saw a lot of our country (and some of Canada as well). A few years ago, that part of my life came to a screeching halt with the fast and furious onset of Multiple Sclerosis. MS isn't always as disabling as mine has been but I suppose it isn't so surprising that my case has been so aggressive. I've never really been the sort of person to slowly wade into the shallows. I'm more like the person who takes a running leap right into the deep end. Why would I expect things to be any different with this disease, right?
It took me a long time to get some sort of handle on my life again after MS turned it upside down. I'm finally feeling somewhat like my old self again. My health is somewhat stabilized. I've got a modest but livable income. I feel able to take care of myself. I'm still staying with family, but believe I'll finally be able to get a place of my own again next year. Best of all, I'm taking writing classes online.
Writing is something I've always liked to do. There never seemed to be time for writing or classes with the hectic work hours of an over the road driver. Now I have time. Every cloud has a silver lining, or so they say. Time to write is part of the silver lining I've found in MS's upheaval of my life.