So. Many. Words.
So. Many. Thoughts.
Every day my mind is filled with words. Words that I would like to share. My thoughts about the world around me and the adventures I experience. My thoughts about the little things that delight my heart and the difficult things that make me grow. And thoughts about the state of our Mental Health and Judicial system.
I have spent the past couple of months trying to figure out where I want to take this blog. And I have questioned just what I am doing here with this blog. Lots of questions, yet no answers came, until this past couple of weeks.
Things have settled down in my life. I am finding my footing. The equilibrium is returning, and I feel like we are getting back to somewhat normal.
My son is doing well. Getting help and finding his way through the challenges he faces. It has been two years since his last arrest and there is light at the end of that very long tunnel. Finally.
There are still challenges we face and that he faces. Questions we are seeking the answers to. How will he support himself? Where will he move to when he finally has the means and the freedom to choose? How can I keep working toward reform in our mental health system and in our judicial system?
We will get those answers. And work through the challenges. And I will continue to learn and grow in my life and look for ways to step outside my comfort zone.
So, back to the mess in my head…. Those words….. those thoughts. And the question, where do I want to take this blog? What do I want to focus on?
I want to continue to share our experiences as we continue this journey with mental health issues, addiction and the judicial system, because it is all a part of my life and I still believe reform needs to happen, stigma needs to change, and compassion needs to be found. As I work through my advocacy I will share what I am learning and how things are changing. But I also want to get back to why I originally started this blog. I want to continue to take leaps…. Leaps of trust… leaps of faith and see where they take me. So, I will be writing about the adventures my husband and I take, the things I learn as I step outside that comfort zone and how I grow as a person…all the reasons I started this blog.
So, I took a leap last week and stepped outside my comfort zone and started a second blog. I know, what was I thinking? This new blog (Perfectly Imperfect Journey) will focus solely on my weight loss and weight maintenance journey. It will be for accountability for me. And it is an extension of the weekly note I wrote and sent to the members who attended my meetings. All my future healthy living, weight loss and exercise thoughts and experiences will now be found on my second blog which you can find here.
I must have lost my mind! But the changes I have made in my personal and work life, have led me to here. I have more time because I am focusing on taking care of me. And I eliminated some very unnecessary stress that was weighing me down. Getting rid of the stress in my life, the stress that I could eliminate, was extremely freeing… and energizing! All leaving me with more time to enjoy the moment… lunches with friends, hikes, walks, dinners out, reading books, writing, scrap-booking, organizing and so much more.
I am so excited to see where this life takes me and where both of my blogs take me…. The journeys, the lessons, the growth!
I hope you will continue to come along with me….