The last few months have been quite stressful. In today’s post, I want to share a blogger update to my followers.
On the outside appearance, I appear to be normal, happy and fun to be around. At night, my heart feels heavy with everything that’s been happening. Anxiety sets in which then causes another sleepless night. I am lucky if I get three or four hours of sleep.
If you know me very well, you know that I tend to hold it all in. I have a hard time reaching out for help. I shut down and block everyone and everything out, including this blog. For that, I do apologize for my inactivity.
If you have been reading this blog, you’ll also know that I battle depression and anxiety. Sometimes, it’s easier to plunge into work, because at least I have some control over that part of my life.
I believe it would be counter-productive to go into detail of the last few months as I feel that I am in a much better place mentally and spiritually.
Instead, I’ve decided to share the positive events in my life:
- I’ve had a full plate at work, which worked for me as I love throwing myself into projects. I thought it would slow down a bit during the summer but instead, got even more swamped. I have been able to develop some amazing partnerships with new and existing employers. I also had a few speaking engagements to raise the awareness on hiring individuals with disabilities and at each event. there was a lot of dialogue on misperceptions and misinformation. Last week, I had the opportunity to present my first award to an employer at our annual general meeting. That was thrilling!
- I have been throwing myself back into school. I’ve decided to pursue my communication degree.
- I attended my first toastmasters meeting. It was a lot more entertaining than I expected it to be. I always thought it was more business-like but this group was lively and engaging. I loved it! I even participated in the table talk portion of the night. Toastmasters has been a goal of mine for the last 5 or 6 years but always found a reason why I shouldn’t go. I am looking forward to next week’s meeting.
Before I close, I want to thank those that reached out to me. People have emailed me or sent me messages on social media. I will be following up over the next few weeks and replying to the emails.
I can’t guarantee that I will be actively blogging as I did earlier. But I do promise to be more consistent and write more. I believe that writing is a stress reliever, however, I just couldn’t do it these past few months. I would start to write and press the delete button. I’d start over and delete the written words again. I am now ready to share my life experiences and hope that you can continue joining this journey with me.
Much love, Rosie
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