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How I'm Getting Through My Writer's Residency With Disabilities

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I struggle with focus and restlessness, often internally and sometimes externally, hyperactive. To be frequently bombarded with intrusive thoughts, whether they are the irrational kind intrinsic to my OCD, or the very real kind associated with my C-PTSD… intrusive thoughts and memories make focusing a nearly impossible task.

Throw ADHD and challenges with auditory processing disorder into the mix, and voila, focus is out the window. I am currently at a residency for my Master of Fine Art in Creative Writing.

I am inspired here by so many beautiful voices and words. By literature. By the people. By nature. By the lectures. Unfortunately, with beauty, there is sometimes pain, as this is the way of life.

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