So I am going to be honest here. I definitely created this blog while high on pain meds after having all four of my wisdom teeth extracted. Why am I telling you this? Well, I was thinking of coming on here today to take down the blog and act like it never happened. I have been wanting to create one for about five years now but couldn’t muster up the courage to actually do it. See, I have crippling anxiety when it comes to putting myself out there like this. I am sure many can relate to this feeling, but I have been managing this part of my anxiety quite poorly while managing other parts well enough to live a little. I have had some traumas in my life that have created a bunch of anxious thoughts that like to steer me off course and I kept sugar coating these moments because I know many people have lived through worse. However, as I have been learning over the years, each person is affected differently, regardless of the “level” of trauma, due to many factors and none of them being you are weak. Anyway getting off topic again, sorry, we will touch base on this again in the future. As I was saying, I have never been able to actually create this blog of my dreams because I still am not confident in almost everything I say, do, or feel. Apparently all I needed was percocet courage and a blog just appeared. Having said all this, probably unnecessarily too, thanks to the encouragement of a couple of special people in my life I have decided to keep this little drug induced blog. Who knows, could be fun. Hell, could even be therapeutic and just get me through this turbulent spot in life. Just a little bit of added chaos on my way to unlimited growth.
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Hey Donda 🙂
I hope I didn’t upset you when I found your blog (as you had just started it).
I’ve just checked out your more recent posts and you seem to have a quite “full plate” (and also two kids) — life can be indeed be difficult, and I see it as a positive sign that you are using this blog (in part) to help you cope. I myself manage many blogs — and I’m right now starting one related to coping strategies.
I also have some advice. Not saying it’s valid, it’s just my opinion. If I were you + wanted people to engage, then I would make the “hurdle” as small as possible. Focus on one thing at a time. Like a single sentence — as a title for a post. It can be very specific, general sweeping statements are actually quite a mouthful, and more difficult to write about succinctly. Avoid rabbit holes. Make it quick + easy. Write it down, move on, come back to it later. You don’t even need to revide, just update later (as you did with this post 😉 ). It’s a narrative you’re writing, and it’s ongoing development in the making.
You writing voice is excellent, I like the way you address the reader. Your thoughts and reflections are sensitive. That said, as I was reading your most recent post, I did get a little tired out + skipped a couple paragraphs — only to see “If you’ve read this far, thank you.” Um, so then I felt like I had done something wrong. Well, something wrong *happened* — and I’m suggesting to make each post bite-sized enough so that I can swallow without choking.
Now I’m gonna DO THE RIGHT THING + subscribe!! 😀
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