One thing that I’m definitely learning (please note the use of the present tense) with great difficulty is how necessary it can be to make sacrifices. Throughout the course of writing these essays I’ve experienced many health difficulties, both physical and mental, relating to my hormones.
Now that LaylahTalks has taken off a bit more, I feel that bit more pressure to be okay. I feel the need to end every essay about harassment that I’ve experienced or mental problems that I’ve been suffering from with a positive message. And don’t get me wrong, putting a positive spin on things comes very naturally to me and I can definitely see the light in the midst of trepidation, but I’m going through a hard time and I don’t want to sugar coat that.
Hello, it’s me. David Beattie. I’ve been up to a lot since the last time you properly heard from me. Let’s catch up.
I have now written two books and a booklet and I can call myself a writer without feeling like a fraud. However, the things that I expected to happen when I wrote books haven’t happened. These were: