Hey there, it’s me- the most terrible blogger… ever. I haven’t been on since August and well frankly I haden’t (is that a word?) felt much like blogging. Forgive me ok? 2017 was a rough year for me personally. I struggled a lot with depression and anxiety. It’s not something I talk about openly but through treatment and listening to others’ stories, I have felt more empowered to speak about it. The summer was particularly difficult. Raising two children has been tough. I do love them dearly, but it took its toll on me and my sanity. I simply didn’t have balance and it was making me miserable. October was my rock bottom. I couldn’t do it anymore. I was failing at life and motherhood and something needed to change. Since then, I sought out an alternative treatment (that has worked wonders) and with help with the kids, I’m not just getting by but I’m truly happy and content with life. I have a great balance and I look forward to each day I get to spend with my babies. Life is good.
So I have high hopes for 2018. I’ve made some changes already that in the long run will benefit me greatly. I’ve been able to let go of some things that simply were not working for me. While it always feels good to purge (things, clothes, clutter) it feels even better to purge your life of the toxic people. They weigh you down, suck your time, energy and love and let’s face it just they plain suck. While it’s sad to end relationships, I’ve come to realize you have to do right by you. I have this whole new mindset since having gone through what I did. And while I don’t want 2018 to be “new year, new me” bullshit, it’s sort of turning out that way. I’ll be 37 next month and I don’t want to be one of those people who’s life isn’t what they thought it would be. So onto better things for 2018. Cheers to that and perhaps more blogging. Stay tuned but for more up to date info, please follow me on Instagram at @ilikeitlovely.