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Dolan Grey
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United States
I'm confused -- come join me.

Daily Literature Recognition:
April 22nd, 2014, I Belong Here
Daily Literature Deviations:
July 5th, 2013, Black and white
September 23rd, 2013, Taches de vin
January 26th, 2014, 2820 miles
March 13th, 2014, diamonds, bones, and oak spirits
Daily Deviations:
October 7th, 2013, a tribute to robert frost
May 10th, 2014, Sumus de stellis

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Hello all. It's been about 4.5 months since my last entry, and I felt like there were some things I needed to talk about.

I know I'm not the most popular person on dA, but I have formed personal connections with a lot of you that read my work and with those of you whose work I read as well. Since 2013, when I first started writing, my output has decreased significantly, and I wanted to first apologize to those of you who feel like I am aloof or standoffish and maybe explain myself.

This past fall I was diagnosed with major depressive disorder and some kind of unspecified anxiety issues to go along with that. I had also been struggling with joint pain in my knees and back for about eight years. The combination of these led to my dropping out of school (I'm in my third year of university) and going back to live at home where I could receive treatment for my knees and my depression. 

To start with, writing was a great outlet for my depressive tendencies. As time went on, though, I couldn't even bring myself to do that. I had no energy or desire to do anything productive; I had no confidence in myself or hope for my future. In 2013, I was writing about 3 poems every month; in 2014, two poems a month; in 2015, one, and last year, I only wrote maybe six poems. 

As of right now, I am still being treated for depression, and most likely will be for some time, but I am in much better shape than I was in October. My knees are almost completely better thanks to physical therapy, and my back only hurts when I am stressed. 

I can't fairly call any of you my friends without telling you about my life and how I'm doing. I also think there are a fair number of artists that suffer from similar problems to mine: physical and emotional pain on a level that they don't know how to overcome. Hope is out there, friends, whether it seems like it right now or not -- I can say that looking back, of course, on the darker times. It's much harder to think you'll be saved when you're drowning than when you're on the surface. 

If anyone has any questions for me, or wants to talk, or wants me to read their work for proofing or editing (I have now studied literature in school for several years) etc., I would be happy to do all of that. I wish I had reached out more in the past few years to my dA family for support. 

Peace,

Dolan
  • Listening to: Music In Me - Roksonix
  • Reading: The Book of Lost Things - John Connolly
  • Watching: American Dad
  • Playing: Sky Dancer
  • Eating: Oatmeal
  • Drinking: Iced coffee

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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for :+fav:ing, lovely! :heart:
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:D Of course. 
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thank you Heart 
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tirasunil Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Mhm! :)
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many thanks for the fave ad :D
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tirasunil Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Yep. :)
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Thanks so much for the fave!
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