Recently, I attended the 2017 MN Writer’s Workshop with a friend. I felt energized in my writing. I pitched my book to an agent,the agent showed interest and asked for three chapters. Just a few days later I was t-boned in a car accident. I felt disoriented for a couple of days. My body hurts. My car is undriveable. It’s two weeks later.

I feel as if I am treading the waters of space and time with no life vest. Dealing with insurance companies, lack of sleep and other stresses has increased the depths I tread.

I try to get out of it.

My boyfriend’s dad suffered a heart attack just a few days after the accident. At first his prognosis looked bleak. They couldn’t fix all three clogged arteries, just two, but just over a week has passed and he is awake, eating, and seems to be on the mend.

When one thing after another hits, I tread and breathe and sink into myself. I talk to my mom, my God, my mind. I write, I play video games. I hide from the world, but soon am drawn to Facebook – the world reflection in murky, muddled webs. It’s not quite reality, but as much as I can stand.

I sent my chapters to a friend for a last look and edit before I send it off. I want it to be the best I can produce for this agent. This is real opportunity people!

I tread, I write, I surf the internet. I have no ride, no drive, but a definite course and direction. There is hope. Drift on. Write.

Libertarianism in a Nutshell: The Beliefs and Structure Behind a Modern Political Philosophy

Personal Liberty The idea of self-ownership is fundamental to the Libertarian way of thinking.  You own your body and mind.  You are free to make choices for yourself and accept the consequences of your own actions.  Your freedom to make those choices end when someone else’s rights begin.  We have liberty and it is fundamental to living in a free society.  Government should not dictate to you the choices you make and no individuals, along with that government, should use force against one another to further their own beliefs.  The only use of force that is justified is in self-defense.  If my liberty is in danger I have a right to defend it.Personal liberty extends to privacy.  My personal relationships are no ones business, and I have a right to privacy guaranteed to me under the 4th Amendment of the Constitution.  This right should not be infringed upon by the government or other individuals.Economic LibertyFreedom extends to my economic well being.  I have every right to benefit from a free market, capitalistic system, where my wealth and bounty is mine to keep.  “The only proper role of government in the economic realm is to protect property rights, adjudicate disputes, and provide a legal framework in which voluntary trade is protected. All efforts by government to redistribute wealth, or to control or manage trade, are improper in a free society.” (That was taken straight from Libertarian Party Platform).  Free people have every right to buy and exchange in a free market, enter into contracts between consenting adults, and strive for the best possible economic outcome for their lives.

Source: Libertarianism in a Nutshell: The Beliefs and Structure Behind a Modern Political Philosophy