Hello all! It has been quite a while since I’ve last written. I am getting back into the swing of things. Since the last time I’ve posted, I got a new job working at a local non-profit, my husband and I had our vow renewal, we redecorated our home, and indulged in some DIY projects inspired by a number of pins on my Pinterest. If you don’t have a Pinterest account you are missing out!
In addition, to all the fun and exciting things going on in my life, there have been a few minor set-backs. As many of you know I’ve dealt with anxiety and it’s severity has varied over the past several years. In recent months I’ve had a flare-up of symptoms. For a moment I found myself in a state of panic. I wasn’t sure why my symptoms came back with a vengeance. I started to wonder if the countless hours of therapy, medicine, meditation, and prayer had run its course. I was frantically looking for answers about why my anxiety was triggered and how I could make it better. Then one day I called a friend and asked if I could come over and talk to her. When I got there she saw the pain in my eyes and the fatigue reeling from my body. She grabbed me and sat with me as I cried and she prayed. Moments later she had a revelation, she suggested I do a 30 day fast from social media, web browsing, and blogging. It was quite the task for me to complete but I was open to trying anything.
As I sit here writing this blog post I am pleased to say I completed the 30-day fast and it was quite eye-opening. I spent time reading, praying, enjoying the great outdoors, and practicing yoga. In the beginning, it was a challenging task to complete, and the only internet use I allowed myself was access to email for work purposes. During those 30 days, I realized how over-stimulated with technology I was. It was nice to take the time to be present and live in the moment. It also inspired me to do the things that I love and writing is one of them! With that said I am back, refreshed and ready to continue sharing with you. I want to thank you for your continued support and I look forward to creating new content!