Hey, Everyone!

It’s been a few months since I last made an update here. I figured it was about time I filled you all in on what I’ve been up to.

A lot of what’s been going on in my life is deeply personal, so I’ll be sparse with the details; however, here’s more-or-less what’s happened since I last wrote:

I was told I needed to have a hysterectomy. The doctors and insurance spent most of the winter preparing themselves (and me) for this event. Then, late last month, it turned out that I didn’t need the surgery after all (yay!!) and I was set up with an IUD instead. This should, hopefully, stop my menstrual cycles from bleeding me into anemia each month. I’m looking forward to not being tired and weak all the time due to blood loss!

The IUD procedure triggered my PTSD. The procedure and pain of having the IUD rammed up into my lady bits caused something to “click” in my subconscious and I started having vivid rape flashbacks again. Ugh.

I’m now seeing a PTSD specialist to help fix my brain. I’ve been undergoing treatments with a PTSD therapist specializing in sexual trauma. It’s INTENSE stuff, but I have high hopes that it will help! I’m already feeling MUCH more positive. 🙂 One of the first exercises was to stop thinking of myself as a “weak victim” and start thinking of myself as a “strong survivor.”

I’m still writing and editing. I’m still working for Be a Freelance Blogger and 133T.

LittleZotz Writing won an award. My own writing website was listed as one of The Write Life’s 100 Best Websites for Writers. I’m honored! 🙂

I’m feeling a little “stuck” with my own writing. Writing for clients is “easy,” but writing for my own websites has been difficult. Do YOU have any suggestions for topics you’d like to see me cover…?

Anyway, that’s about it for now. Thanks for sticking with me!

–Lauren*

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