I think I finally GET it!

So I started this blog with the idea of having an outlet for creativity. But the last couple of months have taken quite a turn and I haven't been doing anything "crafty" to share.

At the end of March I was in a car accident while on my way to work. A semi-truck didn't stop in time and rear-ended a girl behind me who then hit me and pushed me into another car. At first glance of my car it didn't seem very serious. It was a semi after all and could have been much worse. But here I am, 3 months later, still going to therapy twice a week, still not back at work, still no resolution with the at-fault party over property damage.

All of this took place just as we were getting ready to move. The move was a good thing. We were hating where we were living and LOVE the new home. It actually feels like a home. But with my limited range of motion, I have not been able to organize a creative space for myself, and I haven't been very motivated to get it done.

As if all this wasn't enough, my husband and I are coming to terms with a new diagnosis for my son. Because we feel very deeply about respecting his right regarding disclosure ("Nothing about me without me"), I'm not going into specifics here. But I will say it has changed our way of thinking, and our way of being, forever.

This morning was a stressful morning. You know those days when things just feel like it all comes crashing down on you? Yep, I had one of those days. And after my sobbing was over, I got to thinking, "Where's my outlet? Where can I go to vent? Where can I go when another challenge has been thrown at us? How do I yell out to the world that the challenge was not only met, but was conquered?" I need a pressure relief valve.

And it brought me back to here. Whether anyone reads this or not, whether anyone cares or not, sometimes writing it all down just makes you feel better (I learned that from my long-time friend Kerry for whom I will always be grateful).

When I came up with the name for my blog, it was just for fun. Nothing else really rhymes with Tiffany. But now I think I've actually had an epiphany. This is what blogging is all about. It's not just about being creative, or how many followers you can get. It's not about blog give-a-ways (although they're really fun). It's more about sharing, whether it's ideas, news or feelings. It's an outlet and one I feel in desperate need of at the moment.

So I hope you'll continue the journey with me. If you've made it this far in my novel, Thank You! And if you have a vent of your own, I'd love to hear that too! See, I'm already feeling better.....


Leslie said...

Wow, Tiffany, sorry to hear about your accident. Your blog is a great place to vent or share, like you said it doesn't matter if anyone is listening. God bless you and your family.

Ladyquilt said...

I want you to know that your blog is followed, maybe not by many but by the ones that matter anyway. I love how you expressed yourself - this is the perfect place to do it. You and your family are very loved (especially by us) and as hard as it is you are a fine example to all of us on perseverance and continuing to move forward no matter what! Huggs to you and yours.

Alanna said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your accident. What a terrible thing. I hope you regain your health soon and that the legal/financial matters because of it are resolved soon.

Best wishes.

Becky B. said...

Hi, Tiffany! So very sorry to hear about your accident...I was in a similar accident a few years back, (minus the semi factor - yikes!), so I understand the frustration in getting back to a "normal" life. Sounds like you've had a rough go of it lately...if I may, I'd like to encourage you with my favorite Bible verse that helps me navigate through the rough seas of life:

"These trials are only to test your faith to see whether or not it is strong or pure. It is being tested as fire tests gold, and purifies it; and YOUR FAITH IS FAR MORE PRECIOUS to God than mere gold". 1 Peter 1:7


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