Yes, I’m still here.

Posted by on Jun 26, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I’ve probably started and stopped more than thirty blogs in the past three years. I’ve tried keeping everything the same and doing what I’ve always done and realized I can’t.

Let me start four years ago: four years ago, I had five editors, an admin, a busy publishing schedule, and a full-time job. Then, my world fell apart. My confidant, mentor, biggest encourager, and an absolutely incredible woman, died horribly. It was devastating, a loss I couldn’t imagine and one I wouldn’t wish on anyone.

At the time, I didn’t think there was anything I couldn’t handle. I knew what I would do in the event I was too sick to continue, in the event I died, etc. I didn’t know how to handle this. It hurt to breathe. I couldn’t think, couldn’t focus. And we weren’t done. Three weeks later, I was told I have a chronic condition that will not only never go away, but is also exacerbated by stress (yay). And the hits kept on coming. It seemed as soon as I started recovering from one thing, something else would happen. I soon found myself facing another surgery, losing my editors, going through admin after admin, and generally trying to survive. Instead of focusing on my business, I now had so many more pressing needs to focus on and all of my backup plans I had going up in smoke.

So, what does this mean for the business? I realized I had to make some significant changes if I wanted to continue. Stopping is not an option, never has been, so I will continue. Luckily, I have incredible support and help from my friends and the people I love. I’m reorganizing, so pardon the dust and look for more in the future!

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