Welcome to the first day of the 30 day blog challenge which I am sure to drop the ball on. 😉 But I am going to try my best not to.
I know, guys. I am so sorry. I just haven’t been in much of a blogging mood. I mean, I have so many great and wonderful things to share, but I am taking some much needed time to work on myself. And part of that involved getting back to my authentic writing self. I have done a few of these #AtoZChallenges in the past on my old writing website. I am using this challenge to document the journey I am on right now and you can read a little more about that on the Theme Reveal post.
If you’ve been following along for some time you know that I have the website YUMeating and when the Mr and I decided it was best we dissolved our marriage, I decided it was in my best interest to dissolve that website as well. So I merged it here on to Nevermore Lane. Those first few months I talked about the divorce, mostly through the book reviews of Conscious Uncoupling. Then, we hit a wall with our divorce and friendship. So, I hit a wall with the next step in the book.
I had to really take some time to look at myself. I put myself back in therapy to deal with my mental health problems. I started to really make the commitment to work out and not just walk on the treadmill here and there.
So, while I haven’t been blogging much here, I have been killing it on my Instagram!
Once I started to chance my attitude and look for something positive in every day, no matter how hard it was, I realized getting back to the old me wasn’t all that hard. I just had many years and layers of hurt, anger and pain I needed to work through, not to mention get my physical and mental health under control.
While life is not perfect, I am feeling a lot better today than I was a few years ago. Every day I smile more and feel stronger.
All I needed was a bit of an attitude adjustment!
Stephanie Faris says
I didn’t write much fiction in the years following my divorce, but I did find an outlet in blogging. That was before social media, though. Actually, I started blogging on MySpace, so I guess it was right at the start of it all! I think you have to find what works for you at any given time and go with it.
Oh! I was a MySpace queen! I loved writing there. I went through my 1st divorce and blogged about it there. Some of those posts found there way here back in the archives.
So glad you are feeling yourself again. Sometimes, we just need to step away from everything and put us first. It is hard, but sometimes much needed.
It has been a difficult, but wonderful journey!
Believe it or not, there were blogs back around 2003. I really did not blog at the time, but I would say I got started with Blogger 360 back in 2006, and then I moved onto Hubpages. I still have things posted on Hubpages.
I started around 2004 with Yahoo360 and then later to MySpace and then on to Blogger and some other sites. I still have some stuff on HubPages as well.