In 2018, after 4 years of being a pseudo-anonymous trauma blogger - and after having written and released 4 books in those same 4 years along with the blogging - I decided to retire from writing at Thoughts from J8. I had reached a point where I was safe and my system was stable, and I wanted to focus on living my life in the external world. I wanted to enjoy what I had worked so hard for.
I don't believe anyone is ever truly "finished" with their healing - we all have areas where we can continue to learn and grow - but safety and stability are definitely achievements worth celebrating and enjoying.
When I stopped actively blogging, I had a desire to work one on one with people who are struggling; not just writing generic blog posts about this and that. So much about Dissociative Identity Disorder and dissociation/multiplicity is system-specific. It's hard to give very many tips or very much guidance that applies to everyone. What might be helpful to one system could be utterly destructive to another. What means one thing to one system might mean something very different to another. Etc.
So I began doing peer work. I enjoy working with people/systems on a more personal level. Recently I restructured the way that I do peer support. If you'd like to learn more about that, please visit my peer work site. I only work with a certain number of people at a time, so that I can give adequate amounts of time and attention to everyone, including my family.
If you have questions, please reach out. I look forward to hearing from you.