Gold of the Desert Kings

Hi everyone! People with and people without the schizoaffective disorder!

There is no crucial difference. Just that us – people with this disorder – have a bit more sensitive brain than others. We can be totally lovable though.

Here is what happened to me a few days ago.

First I should tell you that I am writing a book about my experience with the schizoaffective disorder. The experience is beginning to be so much fun I want to share it with you.

As I am not a famous writer I figured the best way to sell my book would be to self-publish. So parallel to writing the book I study and plan the promotion and sales.

So a few days ago I took part in a workshop called Gold of the Desert Kings. The point is to learn your weaknesses through a business simulation.

I went to the workshop not knowing who the participants will be. Usually I like meeting new people so I don’t care if they are all new to me. This time however there was a girl I know. After the workshop we went out for a cup of tea. I told her my life story in short. Which means I also told her I have schizoaffective disorder. And I didn’t scare her off!

Frankly speaking: If I did scare her off by telling her I have schizoaffective disorder, then I wouldn’t be interested in being her acquaintance anyway.

And there is another thing from the workshop I want to share with you. At the end of the workshop there was a discussion. The teacher asked me: »By the way – what business are you in?« So I told everyone about my self-publishing project. No details. Just a sentence. Yet a lady who participated in the workshop was so rude to tell me to find a publisher. I was a bit rude too: »Thanks for the encouragement.«

I didn’t want to put up a fight in front of others. I waited till the end of the seminar and spoke with the teacher privately. I said: »This game was very valuable for me. I found out that fear was my greatest obstacle. That’s what I have to work on.« She asked me more questions about my project. I told her a very short version of the story of my life. I also told her about the schizoaffective disorder. And guess what: I didn’t scare her off either! On the contrary – she was very happy with my plans.

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