The writing out process of sharing little bits and pieces of me stopped shortly before my divorce. My last post was in August of 2013, but I left it up for a number of years afterwards, hoping that the things I had written about my past and my mental health issues would be of some help to someone. Some time in 2018 or early 2019, I took the site completely down due to financial issues with hosting.
I couldn’t write during the end of my marriage as I was always so open about myself online, but the divorce and what the children & I went through is where I found my limitations in what I felt was appropriate to share. There were no bits nor pieces to spare.
The side effect to that was I stopped writing completely. No morning pages or even jotting notes down; I lost that part of myself. When I began to miss it – truly miss the self-expression, my mind could not find any justification for getting back behind the keyboard. If I refused to touch the topic of divorce and what I needed to say about mental health advocacy had all been said, what purpose would this corner of the internet serve?
Today, I decided to stop standing in my own way. Blogging again doesn’t necessarily have to always be done with particular goals in mind. What matters is the flow. What matters is rediscovering myself through words and if I still get to help people along the way, that would be wonderful.
To that end, I will slowly be reposting the old posts that I can find intertwined with anything new that spills out of me. The reposts will always be noted on the page.
In the meantime, welcome back to the Little Bits and Pieces of Me. (The logo below was created by the amazing Amanda of Faery Ink.