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A for ‘are we there yet?’ #atozchallenge

Apr 1, 2021 | About D Kai Wilson-Viola, Mental health, Mental wellness, Writing, Books, living with bipolar, AtoZ challenge 2021 | 3 comments

Late start to the AtoZ I know, but I’ve had work and other stuff to deal with today.
I think the title of this might give you an insight into me, more than anything else. I’m not… exactly … a patient person. I love to know where we’re going, what we’re doing, and be there.
I do not do well with waits. Waiting is anathema to me in fact. My impatience is so bad that I’ve actually made up games just to get through hard meetings. I think part of it is because I’m anxious (which I’ll mention later), but part of it is just that I can’t stand being still. Even for a minute. And I hate that my body lets me down so that very often, even if I don’t want to be, I am.

A also really stands for a couple of other things.
I’m an animal lover – I have two cats, and would adopt more if allowed. I want a dog, though, practically, I’m not allowed them. I’m also anxious. If you want a bit of background on that, I talked a little and will talk more about it on my mental health blog, bi-polarbears. Anxiety does, however rule my life.

I’m also also, an author. That, I’ll be showing off on both fiction.bykai and booksbykai. Writing is life for me. As evidenced by the fact that I’ve linked to *all* of the AtoZ blog posts I’m doing this month by mentioning I’m also sharing an AtoZ with a friend, and my post today was American Gods. An amazing book.

With all that awesome ‘all about me’ A entry, I think I’ll close with adieu 😉
(because I’m not sleeping and I’m a goofball).
(later in the month I’ll just link back to each post ;))

Tell me something beginning with A about you?


  1. Wendy Barber

    I am artistic and working hard to get back to doing it.

  2. Mrs Fever

    My Ad’s would br:

    Adams — the name of the street I lived on as a kid
    Aerosmith — music I love to listen to
    Arbitrary — my taste in fashion
    Alto — my singing/vocal range

    Good luck with your A-to-Z projects this year! I will be sure to visit. 🙂

  3. Julie

    I’m looking forward to reading both of your blogs x


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