This blog was started during a period of time while I was freshly divorced, had lost my house, my job, and my kids owing to a raging issue with drugs and alcohol and my own inability to prioritize the health of myself and my family as first and foremost. I found myself seemingly alone, homeless, penniless, with charges mounting in multiple cities and a ceaseless urgency to keep moving.
Later, I would be diagnosed with schizoaffective bipolar disorder after spending nearly 5 years bouncing on and off the streets, owning and losing a business, getting engaged three times, and eventually spending 10-months in a delusional psychosis which left me a shattered fragment of myself.
Through that period of time, To Ink in it’s many forms and iterations, remained an outlet, a digital collection of my desperation, my successes and many failures, and a way to feel like my voice was being cast out to relieve the inner turmoil and conflict I was feeling. The spoken word pieces I did, for all their terrible editing and poor quality still help me honestly recall the emotional madness I was going through, and I truly hope somewhere, someone has read/heard these pieces and felt a connection that helped them endure a trial of their own.
I write as honestly and openly as I can because I have not always been so forthcoming. Today I find my integrity and ethics are in line with my desire to continue exploring the weirdness inside my mind, and a willingness to share what and how my experiences have taught me. This blog helped keep me alive in some very dark periods, and today is helping me grow into a better human.
Thank you for reading, interacting, commenting, or just browsing – it means the world to me and I am truly grateful for every person who has taken the time out of their day to let a little part of me into their lives.
-Skye (Melting Neurons)
Melting Neurons resides in WA circumnavigating the Wenatchee area where he lives with his significant other. He enjoys hiking, wandering, wondering, and is in college with aims of becoming either a philosopher or therapist. At 34 years old, he has slowed down a bit and now embraces the necessary changes and evolution that so long evaded him throughout life. He is a writer and editor for the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective and would like to eventually publish a book of poems and a children’s book.