I sat down about 6-weeks ago and decided to start this blog because I wanted to share my journey and my struggles and not feel so alone. I had recently lost my job after having had a TIA /Mini-stroke and was feeling kinda super isolated and alone in the world and it became my way to get it all out while being physically isolated and actively recovering. It became therapeutic and cathartic and has been so helpful to me to still have a way to share my voice. I’m grateful for this modern age of technology allowing people like me to connect and feel inspired by others’ journeys and paths – even when you’re subjected to a medical house arrest – because FYI, the doctor takes away your driving privileges for 4 weeks to 6 months when you lose consciousness – ummmmmm, yikes.
I’ve been MIA for the last ten days or so as I’ve started a new job for a local hospice agency as their bereavement coordinator and I’m so excited for the opportunity to be back doing what I love to do in the world and helping people. You don’t realize how strongly you identify with your professional self until your professional self is put on pause.
And, while I was having to pause, I was feeling super depressed and anxious. Having this blog has been a way to process my thoughts. I have found some focus and purpose in the larger world while I wasn’t able to work and that has been tremendous for me. I’ve been overwhelmed by the support and positivity I’ve found in this little cyber village and I hope that other folks are able to find their way forward with the support systems that work best for them.
I’m still gonna blog but I won’t be posting as often as I had been since I’m getting back into the swing of the work life-ing. I’m still going to focus the page on self-care and wellness and “What I’m Loving on Wednesdays” (because shopping).
All the love. ❤️
Thanks for being a part of my journey, friends. #keepshining
xoxo, Always – D