Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com! You registered on WordPress.com 11 years ago. Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging.
There are days when it feels like yesterday when I started blogging back in 2005, my blog was called Defining Memories. My blog was a personal diary of the grieving process after my Granny died. After a couple of years, my post started to turn towards other memories, many not so good, but ones that needed to be dealt with. I also started openly talking about my mental illness and my life long journey to reach stability.
I realized a name change was in order, my journey was more of a search, sharing my struggles, my wins, and losses. So Looking for the Light was born. I had no idea of the wonderful journey ahead of me. Although sharing the most intimate details of child abuse, sexual assault, and mental illness wasn’t easy, it opened a door to people like me who were on a similar journey. We were at different points in the journey but talked a language each understood.
I’ve grown and the blog is a reflection of my growth towards a healthier relationship with myself, my past, and how I advocate for chronic illnesses including my mental health and living a healthier lifestyle. I’m in a good place. I turn 57 in a few weeks and feel like I’m on level footing.
This year I was nominated for several categories in The WEGO Health Awards which is a huge honor. It affirms I’ve reached someone and that’s why I share. All of your comments and feedback are so important to my growth and understanding. Needless to say, Looking for the Light wouldn’t be where it is today without you.
If I’ve touched your life in some way, I’m so glad we’ve crossed paths. I grow from every conversation and relationship I make.
Looking for the Light will continue to evolve as I grow, gain knowledge, and look for betters ways to share the information as I learn. You are most important to me and shape the growth of the blog. Your responses or lack of let me know what you’re interested in. Please know, I’m always open to suggestions or ideas, use the comment section to share your thoughts and feedback. I read every comment.
I’m going to close with one of my favorite quotes.
“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.”