After my book was published, I was exhausted. I neglected reading blogs and when I did read them, I stopped leaving comments like I usually did.
To use one of my favorite erudite words, that sucked.😨
You see, I had absolutely loved being an active blogger. Blogging was nothing short of a blessing because I felt understood by inspiring, talented mental health bloggers. They weren’t just kindred spirits, these intrepid souls encouraged me to finish my book and they supported it after it was published.
But I was burned out and so I took a long break from the blogosphere.
Right before I took my leave, my author friend L.E. Henderson published the insightful post “To Blog or Not To Blog.” Call me superstitious, but her post seemed like a sign I was making the right choice to stop blogging.
During my hiatus, our community was devastated by the CZU Lightning Complex Fires. We were incredibly lucky our home survived the blaze, and I stopped taking a lot of things for granted.
My husband, girls, and this beautiful furbaby kept me going during our three week evacuation in which we had no idea if our house had burned down.
During my break, I also made one of the best decisions of my life.
I’m no youth; I turned a whopping 50 (!) during my blogging hiatus. I’d like to share my (🎵Cue Grammy Award winner/neighbor Snatam Kaur’s New Age music here) life-changing experience with you!
I look forward to learning about what you’ve been doing (or if you’re like me, not doing!) before and during this awful pandemic.
Spoiler Alert: I haven’t done that much. My updated resume includes: cleaning dishes, doing laundry, vacuuming, which I actually kind of like to do, cleaning up dog messes, eating too much chocolate, gaining 15 Pandemic Pounds, and watching Netflix/Acorn/Amazon Prime shows galore. Whew!
In the meantime, hang in there, and remember to:
See you soon and take care!
Foreword by the acclaimed perinatal psychiatrist and author Dr. Carol Henshaw. Please visit Amazon to order a Kindle, paperback, or audio version—thank you!