The Birth of a Blog
When I began my blog back in late May 2010, it was a trial run. I knew nothing about blogging, design, traffic, RSS, commenting, memes or carnivals. I didn’t know that there was such a thing as a mommy blogger.
I wanted to learn about blogging because I had an idea for a business and I had read that blogging would be a good way to promote it. Boy, did I jump into something so much bigger than I ever imagined! And I was headed into a very interesting period in my life, a period af enormous change.
Just Under the Surface
My life, at the time, was completely out of balance, although I had no idea JUST how unbalanced I was. You see, I was pretty good at hiding behind a mask and stuffing my emotions inside. My body was starting to rebel, but I wasn’t listening.
In July, I took a vacation hoping that would help me relax and move beyond my stress. About 5 days into my 7 day vacation I started to feel a little relief, however, within 2 days of returning home it hit me full force. As I was preparing to do a midyear review with my boss, I knew that I was in trouble. I had difficulty preparing my reports, I could not think clearly, and I was staying at home only when I did not have a very specific meeting scheduled.
The review was a disaster and it became apparent to me and to my boss that I could no longer do my job in my current state of mind. I took a personal leave and made an appointment to see my doctor. I have been on medical leave ever since. I am on medication, see a psychologist weekly, and have been doing much prayer and soul-searching during this time.
Our bodies are not meant to hold the kind of stress I was dealing with. I was overloaded beyond belief. I had work issues and personal issues I was dealing with.
Part of it was external circumstances, however, part of it was due to how I handled and processed stressors in my life. I have had to learn with both sides of this issue.
As I began to write about my journey, I heard from more and more people about how they are dealing with the same thing on some level. They are stressed, overwhelmed and feel completely stuck in their lives. As I was working on my healing process, I realized I wanted to help those who were also feeling the same. This is where the change comes in!
The Balanced Life, Perfectly Imbalanced
I currently am working on another blog specifically geared towards helping women and men work out the balance in their lives. To put their stressors in perspective. To learn what to say yes to and when to say “No”.
My new blog is titled “Living the Balanced Life”. It will encompass 8 different areas of our lives:
Faith, Prayer and Worship
Connecting to Those Around You
Finding Joy in Life
Learning to Just BE
Renew and Refresh
Manage Your Home and Time
Living the Balanced Life will have regular posts in each of these areas to help you in your quest for balance. I will also eventually be offering, for sale, resources to help you on your journey.
My hope is to have Living the Balanced Life launch sometime early November, and to be in full swing by the time the New Year rolls around! Please note that my plan is to continue to ramble my more emotional thoughts at THIS blog, while LTBL will be practical and action oriented (or NON-action!)
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In the meantime, for your education and encouragement…
As I am preparing to launch the new blog, my ramblings here will be on hold, unless I just can’t keep my mouth shut, lol! I need to practice what I am preaching and balance my time and resources on what is priority at the moment, which is getting my other blog live.
So… if you are visiting during my hiatus, I have reorganized my ramblings (as much as one CAN organize ramblings!) for you to pick and choose the topics that might best help you where you are at. You can choose from my most popular posts below, or from the list of Posts by Category in the upper right-hand column.
I do enourage you to leave comments as I will still be reading those!
Some of my most popular posts:
So…Who IS This Rambling Woman?
10 Ways to Avoid a Mental Meltdown
Is Your Brain on Overload?
This is Your Brain, This is Your Brain on Overload
Someday is a Dangerous Word
Ahh, the American Dream
The Cure for the American Dream
If there are specific issues that you would like to see me address on my new blog, please feel free to send me an email to–
bernicemwood at gmail dot com!
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