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Its been forever since I've posted her, but I must say that I've finally found relief. I found it through writing.

Now when I say this I really mean it. Everyday I set two hours aside for me to write whatever it is that comes to mind (I prefer 7pm-9pm). And now I'm actually developing two short stories and a novel. Heck, I've even taken writing class to perfect my craft—fiction writing has become my new study.

So perhaps, for some of us, a great relief from the vastness of MD is to express yourself through the arts: to get the stories out of your head and onto a page, so that they bother you no more.

Just a thought,

—Tuxedo Knux

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Comment by Alison on January 4, 2017 at 3:23pm

Hey, Tuxedo!

Nice to see you've found the way for your mdd to help you with the real life stuff! :) Really good for you!

Btw why do you never reply to me in the chat? :(

Comment by Karen D. on January 3, 2017 at 10:14am

Hi Tuxedo,

I completely agree with you about writing as a way to get relief from all that content we create in our minds.  Before I was even aware that there was such a thing as MD, or that I experienced it, writing just seemed like the most natural way to "get I out", I guess you could say.  Good for you that you are taking writing classes to improve your craft.  I did the same thing.  I ended up getting a degree in English.  What is so wonderful about what you're doing is that you are using your MD in positive ways and are in fact building a future for yourself by doing so.  I tend to believe that MD is really a gift and what we need to do is not beat ourselves up over it, but instead find ways to harness it and use it for our betterment.  I have several novels going right now.  I've also had a few short stories published - one most recently in Chicken Soup for the Soul.  Another thing I've done for 2 years in a row is participated in the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which happens every November.  You write 50,000 words in a month.  It is a wonderful way to just do this massive brain dump of everything you can think of for a particular story idea.  Getting it down is really THE most important thing.  It's this process where you leave the "critic" totally out and just let the "creator" have full sway.  No restrictions, no rules.  Just you and your imagination.

Any who, keep writing.  Don't quit.

Karen D.

Comment by Kim Katz on December 30, 2016 at 10:01am

This is fantastic !!!

I have no talent to write, but you are right, maybe to find something where one can create something, would be therapeutic. 

I wish you all the best !!! :-)


Comment by Noor on December 26, 2016 at 12:13pm
I heard a lot that art can be a solution to MD. But how do you manage to stay focus on something ? It seems to be harsh to me. I'm glad that you found this way to " control" yourself.

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