The time has come to close this website and blog.
I struggled last year and had to take a break. This year I tried to keep content relevant and stay inspired to write thoughtful posts here.
But I’ve changed too much, and my life has grown so much that the past trauma does not define my life the way it did when I first started this website. The challenges I face these days are similar to the ones most people face in a post-COVID-19 type of world. Trauma is everywhere these days, and all of us are working hard to cope with the life altering changes that come with a pandemic.
Beyond that though, I no longer feel qualified to write here and share ideas with all of you.
Because, as I mentioned before, I am NOT an expert or a professional in medical, mental, behavioral or holistic health care. What I shared with you are my personal experiences, lessons learned from classes, interviews, workshops, videos, etc. They are based on others’ professional research, self-study, and practical experience.
NOT PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OR PRESCRIPTIONS OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT
I am getting too many comments and queries asking me to give them professional help or point them to other web sites and blogs like this one. To be completely honest, I can’t do either one of those things for you.
Not because I don’t want to help that way. But because I am not qualified to diagnose illness or judge whether or not someone else’s blog will help you. Again that goes back to my lack of professional qualifications.
NOT A WRITING AND BLOGGING TEACHER
Finally, this blog has never been a place where I felt safe and comfortable sharing professional writing and blogging tips. I did that in the past to try and help others since this blog was a form of coping strategy and therapy for me in a way. But that does not feel right anymore.
I did that to try and keep myself interesting in posting here. To share my thoughts about journaling and other “traditional” coping strategies that might not work for trauma survivors because of their unique life experiences and triggers. But it did not work either.
So as of today, October 7, 2020, Untangled Connections is officially shut down. I will not be writing anymore blog posts after this one, but I will be making site changes to reflect the decision to close down the blog and resources sections of this site.
- The blog will close on October 7, 2020. But all the content will stay available
- The home page will have a notice about Untangled Connections Shut Down
- Between now and October 31, 2020, I will be removing the Resource page and shutting down all associated social media channels.
- On November 30, 2020, the Scent Reflections exclusive coupon post will be deleted
- Between March and May 2021, the website name will change back to http://www.untangledconnections.wordpress.com and convert to a free account with ads
Thanks for reading.