I’m participating in the Getting to Know the Blogger Challenge sponsored by A Little Unhinged.
10) Why did you start blogging and what is your blog about?
It was pretty simple. I started blogging because my brain was full. I started a blog as a way to put all of the stuff in my head down on paper. With all of the crappy stuff that was going on job wise, I was really depressed and dealing with severe anxiety. My out of control ADD didn’t help matters. I felt like my life was out of control. I was dealing with one child with lots of issues including behavior problems and my other who was extremely strong willed. My husband had just been hired on full-time after graduating from engineering school the past December. Here he was following his dreams and being successful at it, and I felt like I had no hope and no future because I had made school and career choices that didn’t work out. I felt like my life was over while his was just beginning. When I started writing it started out as a diary of whatever stuff was coming out of my addled brain. When my husband started receiving his insurance benefits for his job, I went on anti-anxiety medication because I couldn’t face another day feeling like I was on the verge of a panic attack every minute of the day. I wasn’t proud of this, but it had to be done so I could be functional. I did it for my kids.
When this occurred, something happened. A part of me that I knew existed but had been gone for so long came out, and I started writing humorous stuff. As I gained more confidence, I started using social media and all of a sudden I had followers. In total I have over 100 followers now, as opposed to just a handful when I started truly promoting my blog. Considering I started it back in June, I think that’s not too shabby.
I blog about “STUFF”. Mom stuff, ADD stuff, family stuff, Anxiety stuff, finding myself stuff, life stuff. I hate to put myself into any sort of category, because I tend to be all over the place some weeks. I just put down what is in my head. I try to be funny, but sometimes I just have to be serious. Just like life.
(It wouldn’t be right if I didn’t put that in there! You should have seen that coming!)