Help Us Find Our Sanity
My mind is racing a hundred miles an hour yet I can’t seem to get the words to appear on the screen. Well that is another day in my crazy life. My blogging journey began over a year and a half ago when I needed something to keep my mind from turning into mush. I began by writing recipes for MadameDeals.com . Before long I was helping with Holiday deals and next thing I knew I was writing regularly and last summer Mrs. Madame Deals herself (AKA – Amee) got me to come to Chicago for BlogHer13. That was a big deal for me because I suffer from severe anxiety and seldom go anywhere by myself let alone my state (who am I kidding my county). At that time, I also began managing and writing on Vacation Maybe , an online co-op travel blog that is also owned by Madame Deals. My family enjoyed the ride until a few months ago when my husband started taking more interest in what I was doing and started pitching in. Thus the idea was born. He wanted to do something together and with the help of family and friends we have created Finding Sanity in Our Crazy Life.
That doesn’t explain the Sanity part, I know but you will find as you chug along in our journey that nothing here is ever normal. If it can go wrong it will and we have come to embrace it. I tell my daughter all the time, that if our life was “normal” we would get bored. My husband and I have been together for 12 years and married for 11 1/2 of them. We have 2 children, 3 dogs, 2 cats, 1 snake, 1 hamster, and an ever changing number of fish. I homeschool our daughter and take care of my father-in-law who lives with us also. All in 900 square feet of spacious living. It is all in how you look at it. My husband was disabled just 2 years after we were married and had brain surgery 3 years after that. Now we can truthfully say he has a whole in his head and not be lying.
I myself am not all that sane even though I put on a brave face and most people do not know the darkness I battle with everyday. I have suffered with abdominal problems since 2006 that are still not corrected and have underwent bariatric surgery in April 2013. The problems corrected themselves for almost 1 year and have now returned with a vengeance. Those are not the only battles I face. In 2009, I suffered a breakdown and was diagnosed with Severed depression and anxiety. Over the past 5 years we have struggled to find a treatment plan that worked but I have had multiple reactions to medications so the struggle continues. Just in the past 6 months, I was informed they had changed my diagnosis several years ago to Bipolar but never changed my treatment plan. We are now working on a new treatment plan but the struggle still remains the same. I have not worked since that day in 2009 and blogging has provided me an outlet to connect to the world when I can.
So that is where the Sanity comes in daily I am trying to find it and just when I think I have found it “Poof” it disappears but there is always hope for tomorrow. Then again who is to decide what is Sane.
So we welcome you with open arms and look forward to sharing our life and hope to meet new friends along the way.