I AM SO GLAD YOU STOPPED BY!
I'm going to be very honest with you...technology has NEVER been my gift.
A year ago, I decided I wanted to start a podcast. Then I decided that to have a podcast, I must first have a website. I like to write so this seemed like a natural fit. When I created my website, I did not want to get a PhD in navigating a platform. I wanted to blog and have a podcast. Instead, I got so overwhelmed and discouraged by the forum, that I not only never created that podcast, I also completely quit writing or posting.
To be fair, LIFE also happened. The holidays came along...and I was really struggling with some triggers related to that time of year. I was just starting to get back on my feet when the Coronavirus began to ravage our nation.
I have also been experiencing fluctuating hormones, which led me to a new diagnosis on top of my CPTSD called PMDD. I will definitely be addressing this in a future blog post. For now, I will simply say that Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) added to the emotional dysregulation of Complex PTSD is not only extremely confusing, but can also wreak havoc on your mental health, emotional stability, and it takes paranoia to a whole new level of "insane"--pardon the pun.
If you feel like you go a little "crazy" around your period every month--almost like you are a completely different person--or if you have severe mood swings or dramatic shifts in feelings and emotions inside of your intimate relationships, please google PMDD and see if this might be adding gasoline to the CPTSD fire that is already burning in your life.
Thank you for your patience as I rebuild here. Know that I am praying for all of you and I hope that you are being self-care badasses during this strange and dysregulating time that we are living in.
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Peace and Blessings,