Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Hi and welcome to those of you from W.O.W. I feel unworthy of being today's 'BON' (Blogger Of Note) seeing as I've been an absent blog friend as of late.
I was given notice about two weeks ago that today would be my day, I nonetheless, in typical fashion, waited until the last minute to do this as I seem to work better in 'panic mode'.
Anyone else do this???
Welcome to my neurosis. Try not to be afraid -- just go with it.
For those of you who don't know, W.O.W. stands for 'Words Of Wisdom' run by Pam and Sandy for anyone who likes to read -- and write -- good blog content.
You can get to W.O.W. from my side bar by clicking on their button under 'My Favorite Blogs'.
I'm Jo, by the way. To sum up me and my blogs purpose, I am a 44 year old wife and Mom to two grown children; my son, 'B', will be twenty this Friday and my daughter, 'C', is 23. B is a full time college student at our local junior college and looks to be a child therapist one day. Our daughter...well, we've been estranged for quite some time; she has Asperger's Syndrome but works part time in retail and lives with a roommate nearby. If any of you are praying people, please just kindly pray for her.
Ed is my husband and one I am grateful for. I actually still really like him, which any 'married for eons' person can tell you is quite vital and healthy.
I am a stay at home wife, vegan and an advocate/fundraiser to find a cause and cure for MS (Multiple Sclerosis). Having a friend with MS who got me pro-active in it's cause, it's difficult for me to now remember what I found so important in my day to day trivial tasks before learning about this debilitating affliction.
We are also recent filers of bankruptcy, after losing our home of 16 years, which is why I began this blog; to vent, whine, bemoan and otherwise negate. However, we came out of it in tact after a horrendous year and a half, and are now fighting our way back to 'normal' -- or a facsimile thereof. Anything closely resembling normal at this point, I'll take it.
In light of this, I noticed I began having issues with joy which seems to be elusive and not in places it was before.
So, with the help of a therapist to guide me with my depression and anxiety diagnosis, I, too, am attempting to fight my way back to a healthier state.
Maya Angelou says: "You do the best you know how to do and when you know better, you do better."
I am immensely grateful to my blog friends and supporters for being patient and tolerant of my neurosis which sometimes consist of week long absences. Occasionally I just need to not think about things and my good blog friends such as Elle, Ms. Bibi, Steven, Meeko and Andrea (just to name a few) have been terribly kind and empathetic propelling me further into unworthiness.
All is not doom and gloom, however, as I try with all my might -- as we all do, I believe -- to hold onto a perpetual state of hope as that's simply one thing that no one can take away.
“What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise”
I'm only too happy and pleased to make new friends and want to thank Pam and Sandy from W.O.W. so kindly for thinking me worthy -- and I thank you for stopping by.
Peace and serenity,
A few posts to catch you up: