Medical Issues

I had meant to make a post late Friday, which would have been the July unboxing for My Thrill Club. The boxes were out late and mine was scheduled to get to me on Friday, which is did arrive. I however ended up having some ongoing medical issues since the car accident (see: Roll Over Perspective) worsen while at my day job that morning. I am still suffering from a concussion and actually have to see a specialist this week. I am also going to be seeing another specialist in the future here due to the accident as well. So it kind of became impossible for me to get online and write up the post. I had other posts done, some pre-written ones I was just waiting to schedule out. I just wanted to slip in the unboxing, that I’ve now opted not to do at this point.
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Why I’m Not Doing Camp NaNoWriMo

As mentioned previously on the blog as well as my social media, someone very special to me passed away at the beginning of June. About a week after their passing I had the idea to write about how grieving was effecting my writing and mental health. As both took a serious hit, unfortunately that itself had become quite the challenge. I was unable to produce the post that I had self-proclaimed via twitter was coming. Obviously it never came though; as I was never able to put the words down that I wanted to put down. Every time I sat down to write it out I found myself crying in my grief and more frustrated with myself for the inability to write anything substantial.
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Roll Over Perspective

I woke up on the morning of Sunday, July 7th with the idea that I was going to get away for the week and clear my head. It was just going to be me and one of my best friends (that is like a sister to me). We lost her mom at the beginning of June and honestly my grief on losing someone who has been like another mom in my life really took a toll on my ability to write or do much of anything. I was desperately trying to put it into words for a blog post and kept failing. So I stopped trying and put it in my head, I was going to take this week for vacation (a girls trip we’ve planned for a little over a year) and come back refreshed, and re-focused. Well… that didn’t quite happen for us as on our travels to Northern Michigan, we ended up in a really bad car accident.
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Making Personal Changes

I’ll be the first to admit that I used to approach personal development books with a roll of my eyes, before abruptly turning away. Somewhere along the way however I have found myself more intrigued by this area of literature. Over the past several months in fact I find myself looking more closely at the motivational books the world has to offer. I think for me it started when I read Candace Cameron Bure’s book Kind is the New Classy. I literally bought the book last year because it was an opportunity to meet the actress/author when she came through town on her book tour. I’ve adored her for literally years! When I actually read the book though, as cliché as this sounds, I felt a sort of spark ignite inside of me. It was like this moment of clarity where I was pushed to be really real with myself and admit I’m way too self-depreciating. Perhaps that’s a default from a lifetime of battling depression and anxiety. Either way, I felt that inspirational spark that I really needed to be more aware and mindful of how I was living and viewing life.
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