‘My Blog Saved Me.’


Kind words, kind looks, kind acts and warm handshakes, these are means of grace when men in trouble are fighting their unseen battles” ~ John Hall

It’s Friday and it’s March and spring has sprung in my soul.  It’s my 200th post on this blog and almost 1 year to the day that I first started ‘MyNewFavoriteDay.’  The funny thing is that it feels like different lifetime ago from when I first hit publish, someone else’s lifetime.

A year ago, I was battling Monsters. Monsters I did not know how to combat.  They hid everywhere, around every corner.  Everything was crumbling, I was crumbling.  Question by question, answer by answer by strength, my resolve and my glue were slowly snapping apart.

I had always been strong, mature, willful, but as the trauma of what had happened and E’s lack of progress hung on my entire self like a wrecking ball pinning me into isolation, I felt trapped inside of my own self.  And then, last March, as I sat in my living room I knew it was time. I had to do something. I had to process somehow or it was all going to crumble down. In a dramatic way that would like result in me ending up in the hospital which was not an option, and so as I sat on the couch, my option came to me….

‘Mynewfavoriteday.’

Today I am so delighted to be guest posting over at Deborah from “The Monster in Your Closet.”  You may remember my very first “MyNewFavoriteWeek’ly Inspiration” series post was an interview with her.  To me she has fought her own unseen battles and she like all of us has fought, for her family, and for herself. After all she has endured, she has a series called “FTIAT” (For this I am Thankful) and I am honored to share what I am grateful for today. This blog and you!

It is not an exaggeration to say that ‘Mynewfavoriteday’ saved me, you all saved me. Had all of this not happened, I don’t know where we would be and I don’t want to wander down that path. I hope you will join me at ‘The Monster in Your Closet” as a big thank you to all of you and your kindness that helped save my family.

Read:  “My Blog Saved Me” over at The Monster in Your Closet.

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About Shannon Pruitt from 'Mynewfavoriteday'

Welcome to 'mynewfavoriteday. This space is about gratitude and connecting through being open, vulnerable and real. I hope you will enjoy my take on motivation, inspiration and advocacy and will take the opportunity to tell me of your own thoughts and stories. Why I started 'mynewfavoriteday.' I am a childhood surviving, divorced, now happily married, IVF (and now natural pregnancy) success story, working mother of 2 amazing babies who were born 12 weeks premature. As life often seems to surprise you when you least expect it, we added another sweet baby girl M to our family in July of 2013. While our angel minis, Q and E are now 7 years old, our son, Q, has thrived while our daughter, E, has had a much more difficult journey. She is considered special needs and in September of 2012 was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Angelman Syndrome. And so, as she has grown, so do we as individuals and as family. How to help her, how to celebrate our differences while allowing ourselves to cope with the challenges that we never knew to expect. Thus, while much of this blog is based on our experiences (good and not-so-good), it is also based on how we must not let ourselves become victims of our circumstances but rather advocate in our own lives. A little bit about me and who I am. In my professional life I am a marketer in the Entertainment Industry; however, ‘mynewfavoriteday,’ was not born of entertainment or marketing but rather as a pathway to help myself and others as we try to define who we are as parents, family members, spouses, friends, colleagues and people. I believe in never judging a book by its cover. Every cover is different, and no matter what your cover looks like, you never know how someone's book is written. Like mine. From the outside, you might never know what truly makes me who I am or what I believe. This blog explores the pages on the inside of my book. My vulnerabilities, fears, happiness, and all my triggers through the lens of being grateful for all the amazing blessings I know I have received but sometimes forget in the challenges of daily life. Thanks again for dropping by. I hope you will come back, subscribe, comment, share, and/or just hang out and be inspired or motivated to make each day for yourself or someone else 'anewfavoriteday.' By being here, you have certainly helped to make it mine. xo, Shannon

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20 Comments on “‘My Blog Saved Me.’”

  1. Chris Says:

    This is beautiful. But don’t you see, Shannon? You saved you. We’re just willing participants in your creating a better life. Namaste.

    Reply

  2. Eric Storch Says:

    I agree with Chris. Only you could have done what you did. Only you were able to take the first step towards healing and understanding.

    Congratulations on your 200th post! I always enjoy what you have to say and hope to follow you through another 200!

    Reply

  3. Lance Says:

    Writing is amazing isn’t it?

    Happy 200.

    Reply

  4. Carrie @Tempo Life Coaching Says:

    Blogging is such a beautiful way of sharing, helping ourselves all the while reaching out to others (many, invisible lurkers). You saved your life and likely that of others too!

    Reply

  5. By Word Of Mouth Musings Says:

    Found you thro the lovely Bruna … and what a delight having read thro several of your posts! Look forward to all your ‘newfavoritedays’

    Reply

  6. I Choose Happy Now Says:

    Hi! I am visiting from Debra’s site. You have gone through so much. Your blog is now not only a beacon for you but for others who read it. Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers,
    Louise

    Reply

  7. Valerie Strohl (@unitedmedianow) Says:

    I am so happy you found your voice and that it spoke the truth to your heart. I have always enjoyed your writing, because you see the good in everything. It is light and refreshing and I remember the day your blog came out; I liked it from the beginning.

    Reply

  8. eof737 Says:

    Excellent post… I read it on Deb’s blog. 🙂

    Reply

  9. Transitioning Mom Says:

    I agree with what Chris said above, “You saved you” and in that process you may have helped save many more. ♥

    Reply

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