I'm getting sooo nervous? Why? Because I'm getting ready to start working with a videographer for my adult coloring book membership @color.joy and I'm going live on Facebook, too. I thought that working with a photographer was hard because I worried so much about my weight or soooo long and avoided the camera for. Well, video is even scarier. Then again, I had an awesome photographer @heathermillsphotography. This video thing is HUGE for me. Going live and being on video scares the bejesus out of me, but I'm going to do it anyway because doing scary things is an opportunity for growth and learning. Excuse me now, while I go throw up. What scary thing are you going to do?
Every Thursday at 7:00 AM I release a new blog post. My blog primarily focuses on mental health - from PTSD, MDD, OCD, and more, to self care and self care activities. Yep...I'm diagnosed with alphabet soup! I didn't dream of being a blogger or an entrepreneur when I grew up. I wanted to be Quincy and Jack Klugman was my fave! If you don't know who Quincy is, then you're a youngster. Let me save you the Google search - I wanted to cut up dead people...that's right, I wanted to be coroner. What did you want to be when you grew up? Did you achieve it? #mentalhealthawareness #sicknotweak #depressionwontwin #depressionsurvivor #depressionkills #ptsdsurvivor #depressionisreal #anxietyisreal #ptsdisreal #ptsdsucks #depressionsupport #ptsdawareness #rapesurvivor #ptsdrecovery #callmecrazy #mamaonamission #theeverygirl #speakup #youarenotalone #mentalillness #sufferinginsilence #ifmywoundswerevisible #spoonielife #endthestigma #depressionsucks #oregonblogger #behindthesmile #anxietysucks #embracingptsdanddepression #depressionwarrior
I don't usually work from bed. Don't get me wrong. I'd love to, but I just don't seem to get things done unless I'm dressed for the day - as in business casual in my own home office....no yoga pants for me. Although, if you look under the desk, you'll see my fluffy socks or cozy slippers. Sometimes though, an inspiration or idea will hit me and I have to get things done right away. That might be why Scott often wakes up to me taking notes on my phone in the middle of the night. Not going to lie...my OCD plays a heavy role in the middle-of-the-night shenanigans and the need to do things right away. Again. And. Again. What keeps you up at night?
I spent 3 years in Rota, Spain when I was in the Navy. My daughter, Cassy, was born there. Those 3 years were some of the best years of my life. So many good memories. Pre-rape memories. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If I could choose any place in the world to retire, that would be the place. Maybe because it’s the place that represents all things before the rape. All the good things . Things were almost perfect. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And, since I'm already retired from two jobs (and considered a senior by some), and living the entrepreneur life, I plan on making this a reality - as in spending half our time in Rota and half our time here in the states. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I just have to retire my husband. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tell me, where would you retire if you there were no obstacles in your way?
I've read more business related books in the past few months than I've ever read any type of business or self-help book in my life. I'm ready for something new - some fiction. My favorite genre is mystery/suspense, but I'm a sucker for young adult fiction, too. As in...I'm still a die hard Twilight fan and I read all the Hunger Games books in one weekend! Give me your recommendations below!
I can't seem to keep plants alive - whether they're in the house or planted in the flower bed in front of the house. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s a good thing that my ability to keep plants alive wasn’t a prerequisite to be a mother. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For one whole year Scott worked out of town and was only home on the weekends. My kids thought they were going to starve. I had to remind them that I could cook…I simply hated to do so. But, since they needed food to survive…and ugh, they wanted it 3x a day, I’d do it. And, they lived to tell the story. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Seriously, though…Cheerios for supper...FOR THE WIN!