Rick, I have a lot of difficulty writing stuff down. I have very bad handwriting, and never liked to write, plus, concentrating on things was always tough. One thing I did do was start sending e-mails to my family (a support group is always helpful) with the title John’s Blog. I would write (very rarely, this was before I started taking medication) how my life was and how things were going.
My family was very positive about this, never nagged me to keep writing, but did show encouragement. I am not a fast writer, more like a hunt and pecker, but it was something that made me feel mare a part of the world, and less that I was alone against the world.
I do read some of the stuff later, and it is nice to see that I have gotten better in dealing with things.