Happy Blog-iversary To Me!

WordPress let me know that yesterday was my eight year anniversary of starting this blog. Wow! Eight years!

8th blog a versary

I was looking back in one of my journals recently and saw why I began this blog in the first place. It was June 2, 2010, when my son was seven and just finishing first grade. After waiting a very long time to have a family, and being beyond thrilled to have him when I was 38, I never expected to have a child with invisible disabilities.

My son’s first seven years included speech therapy, occupational therapy, a special education preschool (for 3 yrs.) and entering school with support in place to help him succeed in school. By the end of first grade, I was no longer as much of the exhausted basket case I’d been for much of his life. Having a child with special needs creates its own level of chronic stress and exhaustion.

Feeling a bit better and on top of my game, I started this blog as a place to share what I’d learned about child-rearing with other new moms, a place to connect with other mothers of children with Sensory Processing Disorder, a place to share my love of photography and tell a sea story every now and then. This was where I created and found a community.

Little did I know that less than a year after beginning this blog, I’d have a very unexpected spiritual awakening, shifting my focus in life dramatically. I read and learned voraciously about this thing called Energy Healing and began to use it in our lives. There are posts as I learned about Energy Healing and I’ve shared some of the intimate details of my own healing.

As my son has grown and evolved, much of what were first labeled developmental delays are still with him. Some are only slightly noticeable, while others have taken center stage. Over the past eight years, I’ve shared bits and pieces of the journey with my son’s challenges.

And from time to time, my love of photography made its way into the blog. In fact, for ten years, I printed photographic note cards and matted 8×10’s and sold them at a handful of local holiday craft shows. With a few unexpected turns of events over the past two years, those days are now behind me. But my love of taking and sharing photos, particularly nature photos, will always be with me.

My blogging pace has slowed dramatically over the past year and then some, because of another unexpected type of spiritual awakening, this time affecting my brain. It’s actively rewiring my mind and body, and part of the process has been days when I can’t focus my thoughts long enough to get them down coherently into a blog piece.

As much as it’s been frustrating to not physically be able to write as I usually do, the changes to my mind will eventually rid me of a host of mental pain that once in a while pops up and makes its presence known (as it does for everyone). This is because of Kundalini energy having become activated in me. And it’s not done with me yet.

In the meanwhile, life goes on. And so does my blogging. Thanks to everyone who is a part of this blog’s community. It’s a joy to connect and support one another through whatever comes our way.

About mariner2mother

I'm a mother of a creative 17 year old son, and a former merchant ship's deck officer. To feed my creative side I take photos. I am also Reiki attuned and am a student of Energy Healing, having used several healing modalities to work on myself and my family. Our most recent adventure has me homeschooling my teenager and going through a very challenging spontaneous Kundalini Awakening.
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10 Responses to Happy Blog-iversary To Me!

  1. Happy happy blog-iversary!! So grateful to have “met” you here. Thanks so much for sharing your personal struggles, journey and spiritual path with us over the years. I’ve learned so much from your stories. Here’s to continuing on our healing journey!

    • I’m so grateful to have met you too, as it was you who turned me onto Reiki. And becoming Reiki attuned primed me for becoming spiritually awakened. And my life completely changed for the better. I hope life in Maine is going well. I won’t make it out there this summer, but hoping for next.

  2. Happy Blog-iversary, Susan. Here’s wishing you many more. Bob

  3. candidkay says:

    Congrats on your anniversary! Glad you’re still in the swim . . . so much more to share:).

  4. emjayandthem says:

    Congrats on your blogging anniversary ~ I’m so glad we “met” along the way – and I love how much of yourself you’ve discovered along the way, too!! MJ

  5. susielindau says:

    Congratulations, Susan! I’m so glad we met through WP!

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