Welcome to Write into the Light™
About this Blog’s Author and Writing
I am a middle-age, happily married woman, and the mom of three young children. I go by “Wil” which is an acronym for this site’s name. Journaling has been a part of my life since I was 12 years old, and while the style in which I journal changes randomly – from detailed accounts of my daily life to prayers to gratitude lists to daily reflections to facts about how a new medication is affecting my sleep or moods to bullet points of life’s recent happenings – it is always therapeutic for me.
I thank God for the ability to formulate my thoughts and to be able to write them in my journal. Sometimes I reread what I have written because it helps me to identify patterns in my moods and behaviors. But mostly, I just write about it and then forget it. It’s as if the paper soaks up the craziness in my head and I am left with a lighter heart and a clearer mind after I journal.
What Sparked Me to Start this Blog
In the beginning of 2011, as my mental illness still had a strong hold on me, I became frustrated with the daily meditation books I have because they no longer gave me peace as they once did. So, I began looking for meditations specifically for those with mental illness and didn’t have much luck.
Write into the Light’s History
Write into the Light’s original, primary purpose was to deliver inspiration to those who suffer from mental illness through meditations that were posted here beginning April 1, 2011. Since this time, Write into the Light has become a source of hope and support using various writing forms, including journal entries, essays, book reviews, poetry, art, writing prompts, and research reports – all related to mental illness and all written by me, the blog author.
In November 2011, Write into the Light branched out into publishing the literary art works of other individuals with mental illness via an online journal entitled Turtle Way at http://turtleway.wordpress.com. If you are interested in submitting your work to this publication see Submission Guidelines.
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I humbly ask for your feedback as you read each post. My hope is that you will be able to relate to the struggles discussed and to the message of hope provided regardless of your mental illness diagnosis.
And if you can get past my craziness and focus on the promise of better, more peaceful times, this journey and its obstacles may be more bearable for us all. Hell, we may even survive! Wouldn’t that be something?
The journey is the reward. ~ Chinese Proverb