I hope this post finds you well. Firstly, I would like to start by saying I appreciate the loyal readers who read my site when it was purely blog based, and when I was still more cognitively ill then I realized and half my posts had many grammatical errors –you still encouraged me, never pointed out my flaws, and I owe much of the strength I have found in me as a writer today to your kindness, empathy and compassion when I was struggling cognitively more so than I even realized (I do now when I read old blog posts) to you. You gave me an outlet to become my most creative self, and my most authentic self. You helped me give myself permission to be unapologetically me …which is why I must start this post by thanking you. You are my true heroes, whether you know it or not.
Secondly, I would like to acknowledge the fact that overtime this site became more of a writing portfolio than a blog –where I would just repost past articles published on other platforms. For some reason, I couldn’t find it in me to write from that deep, divine source within from which all creativity flows and if I couldn’t write from there, then I just couldn’t write freely. Period. So, I set off on a journey to figure out what was going on, and realized I was no longer writing what was making me happy. I was writing things focused more on being sick, the physical aspect alone of being sick rather than the spiritual and mental ones, and dragging myself down in the process. Those types of blogs are helpful to many, and I am thankful they are there to help those who need to feel less alone. However, writing those things were dragging me down, subconsciously keeping me tied to a “sick mentality” as I felt I owed it to others to share my knowledge on healing Lyme, and I myself began to feel alone and shut down. Then I remembered this quote,
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
― Howard Thurman
And so, with that, I realized it was not that I could no longer write, but that I was writing about the wrong things, or not saying everything I truly wanted to say. This led me to realize my burning desire to venture into a new niche of writing, as terrified as I am, but to also continue writing about healthy living and helping those who are healing –but in a different way, with a focus on healthy lifestyle, natural healing tips, positive and spiritual psychological aspects of healing, and basically to stray from focusing on the darkness of complex illnesses and instead write with intent to bring light in a world already filled with far too much darkness.
Therefore, I have made the decision to completely change my site into one based around those concepts, one that is both a writing portfolio and blog, and one that is much more interactive and just uplifting in general.
SO, that is why this site has been virtually dead lately. I am working on something new and great for you -for us. It is my hope that you will follow me there once I switch over. Before I entirely switch my site address, I will write one final post on here directing you to the new site under a temporary address.
Take care. Believe in yourself, and when you cannot do that, believe in the resilience of the human spirit and the human body to guide you and to bounce back from even the harshest of setbacks.
In the spirit of love, health, and fierce warriors embarking on journeys only for the brave hearted (which is what you most certainly are),
Shelley Marie White