Five years ago I discovered a talent that I didn’t know I had. That talent was writing.
This is my story on how writing has improved my anxiety, built my confidence and fulfilled my life with my passion.
Out of One Thing, Something Else Grows
Last year after writing for other websites, I created a little website on wordpress called “The Art Of Discovery And Change”
The website was filled with stories and true life events about people who are like you and me. These people had experienced many different life events, that had changed their life’s forever. Although they and myself had been through these things,one thing stood out from all of it and that was hope and transformation.
We can’t go back when things have happened but we can bravely move forward and this is exactly what happened.
Creating My Own Future and Helping Others
I myself was still suffering very badly with anxiety and low self esteem. As each week went by, I found more and more things to write about. I wrote about people having mastectomy tattoos, the use of henna crowns for people who had lost their hair. My own battles with anxiety and losing my mother to liver cancer.
Its a site filled with love and compassion for everyone. in total I created 52 blogs over the course of about 12 months. The blogs were greatly received and they had over 2000 views. My confidence grew and my passion for writing and being a writer grew.
Biggest Challenge To Date Family Tree Research
I had sat and did a bit of research about my family tree, but not much. Then I decided to take the plunge and became a member on ancestry.com. I researched my mothers side of the family and found a guy in New York who was a distant relative. He had lots of my family on his tree. We worked together to complete this and then I researched my dads side of the family. In total I researched and found 4 families and one Great uncle from world war 1.
After this, I wanted my daughter Rosie to have all her family history so researched her fathers side also.
Stay Focused And Plan Your Day – Mindfulness
It was a massive task, I enjoyed it greatly and it kept me busy for hours.
Each day, I looked at it as if it was a job. I would settle down and work for a few hours. Tea break, a few more and then dinner time.
By being in the moment and focusing on the task in front of me, it allowed me to quieten my brain and not wonder off and think about other things. The thing about mental health is your brain goes on overdrive. You go forward and backward about your life and this is what makes you feel down and depressed. By doing what I did, I raised my energy levels, looked forward to something and my anxiety levels decreased.
Where Are My Blogs And Family Tree Research
They can all be found on this new site of mine “Art Round The Corner”
What you will find when you read them is that at the end of each blog, there is a positive message for you to take from it. Through writing I can reach out to you all and help you as well as myself.
Growing Your Own Oak Tree
I’ve embarked on a journey that I wasn’t really aware of. Five years ago a seedling started to grow and as each year went by the tree got a bit bigger and bigger. Last year it reached a great height. This year I think we will see it bloom for the first time. For the first time in all the years that it has been growing it we finally reveal to the world the beauty that has been growing within and hidden away all these years. That beauty will come in the form of “Art Round The Corner”
Where Can I Start As A Writer
Writing for me has been a massive outlet and allowed me to express how I feel. If you too like writing then have a go. You can start by just taking a pen and paper and writing in a journal of your own. You could then progress by attending a class or by writing a guest post for a website just like me. Offer your services for free it helps you gain your confidence and there is less pressure until you find your feet. When your ready look into creating your own site.
If anyone would like to ask me any questions or for any advice, then please drop me an email. I will gladly help. All the best and happy writing x