I always dreamt of being a paid writer, but I was plagued by worry and self-doubt for such a long time, that I couldn't see past the fear of failure. I had no idea how to make the goal of writing for a living into a reality. Until, I learned I could create a blog.
It took me a while to find my niche. I started a few blogs in the beginning. Originally, I'd planned to have one blog to share personal stories and a second to talk about DIY's, health, skincare and creating a homemade brand. After all, I'd started learning how to make my own skincare and was quickly convinced I could turn it into a side business. I realized that combining the two concepts into one lifestyle blog was the way to go. And so, Easy Goodness was born!
Daily life is often difficult for me. I feel consumed by fatigue, constant discomfort and incredible pain most days. In my late twenties I was finally diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue. I've always had difficulty waking up and feeling well. I also struggle with not being able to fall asleep or stay asleep. Especially at night, when it's dark out. Which makes staying awake during the day a task within itself. For most of my adult life I have worked nights and slept during the day because I have a nocturnal circadian rhythm.
I've fought battles with depression and anxiety since I can remember. It honestly takes every ounce of courage and motivation to get me up and going. Waking up and staying up is the most challenging part of my day. And once I'm up, I have to mask a thousand emotions, suppress my overwhelming sense of weakness and find a way to rise above that feeling of inadequacy... I don't discuss this lightly. Believe me. I am an advocator for talking about it. There's no shame in talking about it. We've got to talk about it! Even on my greatest days, I always feel wonky on the inside. Such are the complexities of living with mental illness.
I prefer a simple life so that I'm not afraid to live it. I feel my best when I take it easy. I am most successful when I embrace my nocturnal nature. I choose to accept who I am so I can spend more time loving myself, feeling confident in my skin and being mindful of the world around me. I want to create my best self, share my stories and make a difference in other's lives.
Thanks for coming along!