Tuesday, December 20, 2011

What, Me Worry? Actually...

I know I've been slacking a little on the blogging front of late.  Here's the thing.  Does anyone remember the fellow pictured above?  This is Telly Monster, the ultimate worry wart..and he could be my emotional twin.

I've always been a bit of a worrier.  I like to know that my people are safe, that there is a reason and a method for things.  I tend to be empathetic, so I feel better when I know the people around me feel ok.  Plus, I have a big imagination and while that can sometimes be a bonus, occasionally it will bite you in the butt (like when you obsess that the smell coming from the car in front of you is actually coming from YOUR car and it must mean your engine is going to explode.)

In the past, I've had a pretty good handle on it, however, the loss of several loved ones for myself and my little family over the last couple of years has rocked my world a bit and set me off kilter.  The result..I have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.  It started with panic attacks, and over the past weekend manifested itself in a really debilitating bout of vertigo (sadly, not the kind involving my crush, Jimmy Stewart.)

I don't do well with slowing down.  I am a perfectionist.  I work a full time job in addition to my blog and my shop.  I'm a wife and mother (with all that entails).  I'm also an insomniac and in the wee hours of the morning, I sew, knit and mop my kitchen floor.  As you can imagine, this does not help my condition.

After spending several days not being able to stand up without the room spinning and stumbling around my home like I didn't have my sea legs, I've decided I may need to *gulp* slow down a little.

What does this mean for my blog?  Well, for starters, I have next week off for the holidays and I plan to use the bulk of it to recuperate.  So you may not hear much from me.  After that, I plan to be a bit more focused here.  In addition to continuing the Home Ec feature (which I'm kind of in love with) I will be adding a feature related to my last post on discovering my signature style.  I'm still fleshing out the concept, but it will involve style vision boards, a comprehensive coverage of the styles of each decade and how they can be worked into your style, and a 30 day challenge to try a different hair/make-up style each day.  There may be a book review or style-it feature sprinkled in as well, but these will be my focus.  There may not be as many posts, but they will be informative and fun.  We're going for quality over quantity!

I hope you all have a wonderful (and healthy!) holiday season.

Hugs and Smooches,


  1. You're a busy lady, dearheart. Small steps!

  2. Thanks, sweetie :) I'm working on it!

  3. Hey D,

    I understand all the stuff going on in your life! I too have been slacking on the blogging front. But, more importantly- I too was diagnosed with anxiety disorder about a year ago. If you'd like to discuss it sometime, let me know! I have really done a 180 to take better control of it and not worry as much. I hope you feel better soon. Love ya!


  4. Thanks so much, Bre! I will definitely email you about it sometime. I'm trying to get a good handle on managing it without medication. Right now I'm just reading as much as I can (and trying to convince myself to start exercising more..which is a cure-all, if you listen to my doctor. I tried to get a second opinion, but it turns out exercise really is good for you ;)

  5. Wow, you've got a lot going. I guess I assumed that you were like so many other bloggers out there, where their blog was essentially their job. I work full-time too and completely understand the need to take breaks (I think my last post was a month ago . . .) So relax, refresh and rejoice this holiday season!

  6. Wow, you've got a lot of things going on right now! and of course I miss your post every once in a while, but relax and enjoy the holidays!


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