Where did Brittany go?
After 6 months of unemployment, hours of job searching and days of depression…I finally got a job. This came so abruptly that I started the very next day. I had no time to process any of it. I am 3 weeks in now and finally able to breathe. On top of being a mom, girlfriend, employee, blogger…I am also a full time student in college.
Keeping up with everything really had to take some time and A Mindful Geek had to go on the back burner until I caught up.
I feel as now I am caught up and ready to come back, but with a different set of rules.
I will only be doing a blog a week. Every Saturday I will sit down and write a blog, having it posted for you all on Sunday morning. So Sunday morning is your A Mindful Geek time! Write it down, bookmark it, schedule it.
I will be doing interviews with people that suffer mental illnesses. Each interview will have a subject to focus on. My hope is that we will help others understand that they are not alone and there are all types of people that suffer.
Todays interview will feature a soon to be mother. She will tell us about the struggles she has faced due to her mental illnesses and how she defeated them. Pregnancy does not always mean perfect beautiful glow and astounding preciousness. Sometimes it is hard, especially for those that have a battle within.
I have seen so many of my fellow bloggers posting updates about the positive things that have been happening in their lives. I find this beautiful.
Life is so crazy and it is very hard to stop to think about the positives. Many times we can’t see any, even though they are there.
I decided to start doing my own version of the positive things that fill up my life. I will always list 9 things that are making me happy. It will not always be easy but it is good for me. For my growth and recovery.
The above infograph lists all of the things I have been taught to do during a panic attack. They have all worked for me someway or another.
Sometimes one will work and never work again. Sometimes you only need one or you need them all. Every attack might need a different method or some of you may find one and forever stick to it.
I was surprised this morning to have a mention by Mrs Mummy Harris on Twitter saying that I have been nominated for The Blogger Recognition Award. I was shocked and so humbled. First off, I want to thank her from the bottom of my heart for recognizing my little blog.
A Mindful Geek is a few short days of being a month old. My main goal was to find a blogging community that will help me grow and encourage me. It really seems like I have found that now.
The rules are pretty simple.
1. Write a post to show your nomination.
2. Make sure to include a link and thank the blogger that has nominated you.
3. Tell us how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers.
5. Select 15 other bloggers that you would like to nominate.
6. Comment on each blog and let them know that you have nominated them with a link to the post you created.
I am coming at you all today with another FREEBIE!! I want to make sure that A Mindful Geek can be as useful in every day life as possible. So I figured that digital freebies are the most perfect way I can do this for you guys.
Today I have a FREE MEAL PLANNER PRINTABLE!!
I know, I know…as a mother, cooking can seem like (and sometimes is) the last thing you want to do. I have many of these kinds of days where we end up getting take out. But hear me out as to why cooking can actually be self care.
I think we can all agree that cooking is a hobby just as much as it can be a profession.
I would never consider myself a chef, but my daughter would. She is always telling me I can be on Masterchef. I CANNOT, trust me.
But I find a lot of joy in cooking. The entire process usually makes me pretty happy. I turn on the radio and pour me the optional glass of wine. And I just have my moment.