On a lovely Monday morning...

On a lovely Monday morning...

Apr 19, 2021

Hey, y'all!

I hope this post finds all of you well. It's been a while. Admittedly, I've been trying to get my groove back over on The Winter Of My Discontent. I thought taking a week off would help and it did, in some ways. I was able to get the podcast started, which is something I had been putting off due to fear. I was afraid I would fail.

Then I decided that I don't care if it fails. The blog is my true love and my main focus will be on growing and continuing to post new and great content.

The Winter Of My Discontent brand, as a whole, is growing and I'm so happy about that. It's all about reaching as many people as I can in as many ways as I can. I'm even thinking about uploading the podcast videos on YouTube and branching into the market...but that is for another day.

Sometimes my ideas get ahead of me. Sometimes I jump the gun.

In February, I was running from my grief in the days after my grandma's death. In trying to keep busy, I was looking for Facebook groups for ADHD and mental health bloggers. There were a few, but I impulsively decided to start a new one...the night before I left to go out of state for a week for her funeral.

I had the idea. I jumped the gun. I'm trying to be more careful about that with The Winter Of My Discontent. Sure, there have been ideas that I initiated right away and then realized that I wasn't there yet. There was a now-defunct mental health forum on the website. I can't tell you how many blog-related websites I've created an account for and never visited again.

But I don't want to get so wrapped up in my rapid-fire ideas that I lose sight of my mission; to educate, advocate, and build community for people with ADHD and mental illnesses. I know and have always known that the way I'm going to do that is through the writing. The rest is background noise.

Anyway, I'm rambling.

My break helped in some ways, but it didn't really help with my writer's block. I was still having a tough time writing for the blog. I decided that I would throw away my schedule for the week and each post that I wrote was straight from the heart. No MH topics, no research, and no plan. Just me and my keyboard.

I needed it. I feel so refreshed and ready to get back on topic. I forced myself to get writing yesterday and as soon as I started, the words just flowed. I pounded it out and immediately started research for the next post. I'm back, my friends!

Or at least I hope I'm back. One of the issues that I have been having is that I will have bursts of inspiration, followed by several days of block. But I refuse to believe that's where I am right now. This feels different.

Either way, I'm amped about the blog schedule this week. On the docket are posts about ADHD in girls and women, apathy, and masking. PLUS! A new episode of the podcast will be up Wednesday morning. In the episode, Dorene and I talk about ADHD and the myriad of ways that it affects our lives.

So that's it...that's the update.

I am refreshed and refocused and The Winter Of My Discontent has big things on the horizon! Thank you all for supporting me and cheering me on. It means EVERYTHING and I could never express in words how much it truly means to me.

Love and light. Keep fighting the good fight!! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

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