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15th-Jan-2015 11:18 am
This year, I've realized that I miss my livejournal, a lot.  When I stopped posting, I stopped writing for years.  My life got off track around 2009, or maybe it was just a really dark path through the woods on my personal Hobbit journey...walking and walking and walking....to a place where I could find my courage and befriend my shadows.
Journalling has always been a way for me to see into my subconscious and gather artistic ideas with the occassional scrapbook poem. I miss interacting with my LJ friends/community. A lot of healing happened in these pages with the occassional upset or psychotic episode that was both sad for those involved and entainting for others to vicariously experience.
I need you again, dear journal and friends, because I miss you.  The path has circled back.  The landmarks are familiar and comforting.  I can hear my own voice, and it is positive.  Using the book Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live has allowed me to get back in touch with a more authentic inner voice and quietted the inner critic.  The habit of negative self-talk has been kicked.  I have a real support network and lots of tools to deal with my depression that went undiagnosed and untreated for years.  The journey has just begun.
18th-Jan-2015 12:29 am (UTC) - welcome back!
Welcome back! It is wonderful to see you here. I haven't kept up with Live Journal either (well, I did sporadically, I suppose), and recently realized that I really missed it. Let's Live Journal more in 2015! I added you to my "LJ Renaissance" filter, for people who've decided to come back to Live Journal after a long hiatus.

The book you mentioned, Finding your own North Star, is an excellent book, and was very helpful to me at a certain stage of my process. It is great to see someone else enjoying it.

Edited at 2015-01-18 12:32 am (UTC)
20th-Jan-2015 04:18 am (UTC) - Re: welcome back!
Thank you so much! I believe that you are the person who first recommended that I check out the North Star book! It came up again recently for a friend during her therapy, so we decided to work it together to see where it would take us. I didn't need a lot of guidance to get back on path. By the third chapter, major changes were presenting themselves that have yet to play out. I look forward to seeing your future posts. Are you doing any paranormal investigating these days?
22nd-Jan-2015 04:42 am (UTC)
hello hello
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