I started an internship as a grant writer today. As many of you know, I have tried to go back to work several times, but I have always failed in one way or another. I loved the work I did today, and I think I can make grant writing along with freelancing work into a career.

I think I have mentioned before that I don’t want to be known as a woman with schizophrenia who happens to write. I want to be known as a writer who happens to have schizophrenia.

Please let that sink in a minute, because it is one of the most important things to me.

I am not only interested in mental health (although it is my primary interest). I am also interested in finances, relationships, lifestyle, architecture, spirituality and religion, and many other topics.

With all that in mind, I hope you will read my latest post on Medium called Rethink Retirement. Even if you aren’t interested in finances, I hope you will support me branching out in my writing.  The link is here.

I have many other essays and articles in the works, and I will share some of them with you as they are published.

We are so much more than our diagnosis!