The parting of the ways

For almost two years now I have been doing my bit to raise awareness and challenge the stigma surrounding mental health issues, in particular BPD. Writing blogs has never come naturally to me and, more often than not, I have felt out of my depth each time I have waded into the fathomless ocean of the blogging world. I’m going to cut to the chase here: I like to write, but not like this.

The time has come for me to refocus my writing into something that I don’t dread. I want to, need to, go back to sitting down and writing because that’s what I want to do, not because I feel I ought to do it. Writing used to be a passion of mine, but for the last couple of years it’s felt like more of a chore.

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Despite being the right decision, it has not been an easy one to make (not least because it reeks of failure and defeat), but it is crucial now that I prioritise my own mental-health and focus on the goals and projects that do not compromise that. If I can figure out how to do it, my website will officially close in February 2019. For anyone who wishes to stay in touch, you can either follow me on Facebook, Instagram or, alternatively, you can contact me via my contact page before February 2019. 

I want to thank all of my followers and subscribers, especially those of you who have taken the time to leave a comment or share my blogs. You have been an important part of an important part of my journey, and I could not have made it this far without you. 

Thank you for all who have believed in me and my writing: I will not let you down. More importantly, I will not let myself down.

Take care, and hopefully see you ‘around’!


7 thoughts on “The parting of the ways

  1. donna-maria brady says:

    i will miss your blogs. however, you got to take care of you. a passion should not be a chore… your gift (one of many) is writing. x I look forward to seeing more of that gift, however way you choose to put it down. 🙂

  2. I really have enjoyed reading your blogs and am sorry to hear you’re stopping, although it sounds absolutely the right decision for you. Good luck with your writing…

    • Thanks, Sue. Although it has been a challenge I’m sure it’s been good for me and I do feel a bit sad even though it’s the right thing to do. Thanks for your support.

  3. Dawn Barker says:

    Hi Tracy, I totally understand where you’re coming from. I feel sad that you are at this place of departure. You explain and express yourself very clearly (in every blog, and this one is no exception), why you are ending. I am so proud of you Tracy. You write brilliantly about really tough subjects with such clarity and always with hope.
    I am also honoured to know you and be your wife, if that doesn’t sound a bit of an odd thing to say!
    I have enjoyed your writings incredibly and felt enlightened and informed and always inspired.
    Good luck with your new ventures Tracy.
    The blogging world won’t be the same without you, but i’m Glad you know what you need and you aren’t afraid to strive for your happiness too.

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