Don’t Write Me Off — I’m Sorry But My Depression Caused Me To Fall Behind In My Readings
As many of you know, I’ve struggled with the loss of my family, especially my mother, over the last year.
When I say “the loss” of my family, I should clarify they didn’t die, they merely threw me away like yesterday’s trash.
My sister has spoken to me twice in three years and doesn’t want anything to do with me; she has me blocked every which way possible from contacting her.
That’s fine. I dealt with her loss three years ago and am over her. I’ve said my goodbyes and moved on.
It’s my mother who I miss and am having an immense amount of trouble accepting her refusal to see or speak to me.
I last spoke to her over a year ago and am forgetting how her voice sounds.
It was a long, painful year and I spent most of it depressed, except when I was on my writers’ retreat in August. I can’t believe it was just last month — it feels as though months have passed since I was last happy.
Unfortunately, my depression kept me in bed and away from my computer so as a result, I fell behind in my readings.
Please don’t give up on me — I promise to reciprocate every GENUINE read I received while in bed crying the last few days. I will ignore all the bullshit claims of “fully engaged” and focus on reciprocating genuine reads by individuals who actually took the time to read and clap or engage in the comments, not “fake” and bullshit claims of having read my work.
As Stephen Dalton states in his article “Writing on Medium Is a Business — Treat It Like One”, it’s the genuine interactions between writer and reader that are important.
I thank you for your time, patience and understanding while I catch up,
Robin Christine Honigsberg
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