The saga continues....
My upstairs neighbor issue came to a head this past week when I was finally able to prove what had been happening there by shooting video of it and sending it to all my neighbors, the cops and the girl's mother. The chief of police came out and drama ensued but the girl's mother moved her out.
This weekend I am not home but just received calls from the police and my neighbors saying the girl broke back into her house with her homeless boyfriend and they were caught and removed. The locks are now changed.
The reasons I share this are twofold:
1. This 4+ month drama has kept me from my publishing schedule. It's hampered my writing, my creativity, my sanity, my well-being and my health. But that doesn't mean that I get to stop writing or that I get to give up. I push myself through this, sometimes with only a couple of hours of sleep a night.
2. My heart breaks over the pain and suffering that this girl has caused to all of my neighbors, myself, her mother and herself. This is great material for a writer but it's been rehashed a million times = the drug addict who can't stay clean and destroys herself and everyone around her.
Most people have at least one person in their lives that demonstrates irrational behavior. Do we keep supporting these people emotionally? Love them unconditionally? Or set boundaries and walk away?
One of my closest and oldest friends is a long time using addict. She happens to be in a treatment facility right now for the upteenth time but I know that as soon as she's released she'll go right back to drinking and using and yet that doesn't keep me from loving her. During a time in her life when every friend and family member abandoned her, I was there. I didn't have constant contact, I couldn't do that. But I did tell her that I would always love her no matter what.
We all do the best we can, I believe that. Sometimes others judge our best as not good enough. Sometimes our best really isn't good enough. But it doesn't mean that people aren't trying. I'm trying to live my life, give, create and understand what makes people tick.
Author Chloe Adler
Here are some musings - Nothing fancy - no outline and no editor - just some stream of consciousness. You want to read my books? :)