I am a 49 year old wife, mother and grandmother who has recently started a business partnership with my 19 year old son, Nananell’s Handicrafts. Now I stumbled onto Vocal, where I can write short stories in a brief amount of time.
Dear Janelle, You know that 2020 was a tough year with Covid19 but keep in mind, you were very mentally and physically unwell for more than 12 months. With trying new therapy for depression, TMS, meant going off and on my mood stabiliser. This medication was one of the primary causes for my initial ongoing and continual weight gain. Not surprisingly, I started to put weight on again, bringing the need for the second bariatric surgery to a high priority. Then when you went to the surgeon, who did the original surgery was very abrupt so you sought a second opinion.
So many to thank
I have been so fortunate in my life that I do not think that I will ever be able to thank everyone who has impacted me. Some people have sadly passed away and I now try to thank as many people as I can as I continue my journey in this life.
When life gives you lemons...
There are so many times that I find myself in situations that are so challenging I know that I am going to need a lot of energy. Be that physical energy or mental energy. Whilst using physical energy I get tired and sore muscles but I can see and feel where I spent that energy. Mental energy - now that is a different kettle of fish. Sometimes I don’t realise how much mental energy I am using until the headaches start. I often find that the more I try to “be the hero” and not worry my family, the more mentally exhausted I become. More than just headaches, I start regressing into catastrophizing thinking, which leads to doubting my own knowledge and abilities.
Nananell has arrived
Well hi everyone. I am Nananell and I only really began learning about social media and digital anything in the last month or so. Don’t get me wrong, I had Facebook and apparently I had a twitter account but I had no idea of the opportunities that Social Media has for artists, creators, business people or anyone else in the world.