I have a new mental health blog to talk about my stress, life, work, and so much more.
I will be blogging back here after the new year once I am able to get back to my sewing table, LOL. Thank you all for the support new and old.
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Preview of my new Blog!!
Hello everyone, I am Alicia and this is/will be my journey.
I have come to a point in my life where I feel like I need to focusing on me. I became a mom at 19, which has been my primary identity for the last 21 years. Now I would love to express my personality and true self more freely. Maybe find some inner peace to relieve some of my stress and anxiety. I have had an extremely hard time raising my kids with all their special needs. As a special needs mom your needs come last or if at all. Unfortunately, after so many years your body/mind will start falling apart and you are forced to listen. Now that I have reached this point, I want/need to undo some of this damage.
Self expression is something that I totally believe in, we are all different and need to show that. I have always expressed my self but still felt pressure from social norms to be a mom. Not to mention the lack of time and money to be able to do such things. I love: funky stuff, colored hair, wearing cat ears, and make up. After being a stay at home mom since 2007, I have found it hard to express myself without feeling like I am over dressed.
Why can’t a woman dress up for herself?
Beside expressing myself on the outside, I want to work on positive journal prompting. I started a journal last year but didn’t quite know what write, so I think prompting would be a huge help. It could be interesting to write something without having to thinking about it, free writing. Back in the day, I wrote all the time but after having my first baby, he became the priority. There are a ton of journal prompts in pinterest. This is also one of the big reasons for starting this blog/journey, along with mental health awareness.
Like I said before, I love to write and have tried to blog before but the topic was not exactly what I wanted to write about. So they did not hold my attention that long. I have always dreamed of writing a book about my oldest kid but I have had a hard time remembering it all. The next best thing is a blog that includes some of that information in it. Who knows maybe a book would be next. Raising him has shaped a big part of who I am because I was still growing up when I had him. Here is some of my Timeline, please remember it is a work in process. Mom Brain is a real thing.
One of my biggest problems is I have too many ideas and a lack of focus these days. This year has been super hard on my ability to focus and stay motivated. To fight that I am making an inspiration board online. I will be adding to it as I find more inspiration around me. First and foremost, I need to work on my time management skills to be to do the things I want to do. Without time all the inspiration in the world would mean nothing, Right?! Besides journaling, I am obsessed with Happy Planner stuff. I have one and use it really good for a couple months then loose interest. I am going to try to refocus it to more personal needs, not chores. Filling it with just chores was discouraging me because is was overwhelming. I think mixing it with the positive journaling would be more inspiring in the long run.
What other topics should I discuss?
As you can see I am pretty much an open book, I have been through a lot and have a lot of options. I will not push my options on you and I am totally willing to have an adult conversation about anything. Deep down I hope this blog inspires you in any way you need it to. As I psychology major I understand mental health from a book and my personal life. I do think this does help me understand people/family better than others.