Good morning and happy Friday.
As the week comes to a close and we all prepare for the weekend ahead, I wanted to fill you all in on what has been going on. Changes are on the way to this website and my Patreon platform, as well. While change is often frowned upon, I am pleased with the direction these changes will take both my writing journey and future content.
I’ll start with the hard part first. My poetry will be moving from here to strictly Patreon content, with an occasional KoFi post. While this decision has taken a mental toll on me, I believe this switch will be a positive. Future Patreon posts will include both written and read poetry, which is something I haven’t been able to do here. Also, this will open this page up for a new future.
Mjaimesserrano.com will continue to be the place to find my books and all of the latest updates about upcoming releases. However, it will also be taking on a new perspective. After some encouraging talks with a couple of very loving friends, I have decided to devote this blog to mental illness and surviving mental abuse. I will be sharing my personal experience with both in an effort to help others, who like myself, may be hanging on by that proverbial thread. Both of these topics, while intimately connected in most cases, are dangerously serious matters that need to find a voice.
I will give forewarning though that the coming posts will be heartfelt and at times hard to read. The truth is often the hardest to read, but the most important stories to be told. With this idea in mind, I will delve into my personal mental illness (bipolar), as well as, the effects and struggles of dealing with a mentally abusive/narcissistic partner. I will cover the denial, realization, daily struggle, fear, and necessity for escape, that are associated with this form of abuse.
I thank all of you who have become my online family and support system and hope that you will all journey with me as this page evolves into its new spectacular self.
On a brighter note, the brilliant graphic designer, Eva Reyes from CookieNova designs, has designed another fabulous logo for the Inspire to be Inspired merchandise line. We had a few comments that the current design was a bit too feminine for some readers, so she has designed one that is a bit more masculine. In the next week or so, this new design will be added to the merchandise store. Meaning that you will now have three logos from the MJS line to choose from. Pick one or all three and let your inspiration flow.
As always, inspire to be inspired and never stop looking forward to the journey ahead. Accept the changes that life throws your way and allow them to evolve into the future you envision.