Popping in for a moment with a few updates. I’m currently in monk mode digging into the 7th draft of my forthcoming memoir, MAY CAUSE SIDE EFFECTS
. This round of edits has been extremely rough on me. Not only is the process exhausting and the flood of input overwhelming, but this is the first edit I’ve done while under contract with a publisher. Reality is setting in. My book will be on shelves in less than a year.
Until now, it’s been a narrative that I could control. But as soon as it goes to print, the story isn’t mine anymore. My experience will be filtered through the lens of whoever reads it, their lives and opinions superimposed over my own. Given the risk and required vulnerability of writing memoir first place, the impending reaction from the public has turned me into an anxious mess.
My solution? Baking cookies, knitting, and not doing a damn lick of work outside of editing.
Since I’ve been MIA, I wanted to share a recent podcast I did with Restoring Innate Health
. I think this was one of the most well-rounded conversations I’ve had about antidepressant withdrawal and recovering from depression, and I hope it is useful for some of you. Look for Episode 84: Antidepressant Withdrawal & Healing with Brooke Siem on all podcast platforms, or listen here
Thanks for sticking with me.