Yeah, I know. It’s been a while. Or sporadic at best. And to think, at one time, I disdained writing. I abhorred the thought of putting my fingers to a keyboard. That was way back when teachers and professors dictated the topic.
Since its inception in 2017, this blog turned into a pillar of my self-care. I was actually excited to write on a regular basis. (Imagine that – actually being excited because I can write about a topic of my choice.) Until now, I have written somewhere just over 250 posts. Some posts related to solid self-care tips I learned and wanted to share with the general public. Other posts evolved into a open letter format, often encompassing obstacles I experienced with my well-being. I shared my thoughts in an effort to either vent or provide insight into an issue to help others feel less alone.
At the end of the day, this blog provided me a platform to externalize, organize, and reflect on my thoughts/feelings. Many realizations I had came to me while in the writing process. This site has served a great purpose and will continue to do so.
This is why I know deep down that I have to get back on a steady schedule with it. The weeks I don’t write I just feel… off. I feel jumbled and overwhelmed by internally holding onto so much. When I release it, I naturally experience the relief of being lifted.
I need to hold myself more accountable. I need to keep doing the things that have worked.
-The Caring Counselor