Blogging after experiencing a loss | Monday Mindset

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I think I’ve found an answer. In January, I lost my grandmother to a 4-month battle with cancer, after losing a cousin to unknown reasons two weeks earlier, in December. It broke my spirit, changed my view of the world and myself, and gravely confused me. This was also my first time experiencing a death from close loved ones. The question that kept eating away at me was how do I get back to blogging after experiencing a loss?

I’ve been asking myself this question every day after my grandmothers funeral. And every time I ask myself this question, I can never find the answer. However! After almost 3 months of not even looking at my blog, I’ve decided it’s been long enough. I got into blogging not knowing anything, whereas now, I have knowledge of blogging so why was it so hard to get back to blogging after experiencing a loss?? 

The first steps

One of the best ways to get back on track is to plan. It took forever for me to revise my plans for my blog and I’m still not done, so there will be mishaps along the way. However, I did plan weekly content again and this time, it’s possible to be followed through without the use of money, which I let be an excuse of “I can’t do this!” No more. 

There are literally no more excuses for me unless, God forbid, my computers break and I have no way of writing and posting! Now, the content isn’t planned in detail, yet, but it does give me a very wide and clear look at what I need to plan for the month. 

Mattie James‘ podcast Why Planning Isn’t Enough gave me the push I was looking for. Her words inspired me, uplifted me, and reminded me that I have a purpose with my blog. Most importantly, her words encouraged me to keep fighting for this.

What “this” is, is my creative outlet and my way of giving back. It’s my way of helping others. So I want to know, what do you want to see at Laqing In Creativity? Leave your comments below or send me an email at Brianna@Laqingincreativity.com and let me know. 

I hope to continue to bring you entertainment, encouragement and information, thanks for reading!

 

 

 

Until next time,

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15 comments

  1. Sorry to hear about your loss😢😢 It’s never easy dealing with the loss of a loved one.

    Hope to see you get back writing more for your blog😘

  2. Sorry for your losses. Losing loved ones is so difficult. Glad you are channeling your energy and getting back into blogging!

  3. Very sorry to hear about your loss. It’s never easy and getting the strength to move on can be hard.
    Taking the time to even come up with a plan is always a good start 🙂 I’ve taken many breaks from blogging and social media (haven’t we all? AND it’s healthy to step away!) and getting back on track is never easy lol
    I’m excited to see what you come up with! <3

    -Kimberly
    http://www.brunchandgloss.com

    1. Thank you so much for your encouraging words! I was stuck on how to come back to blogging, do I share the reason I was absent, do I act like nothing happened and just come back with a normal post…etc. And I decided I want my readers to know that blogging life isn’t all perfect, there are struggles we have, there are bad days and horrible experiences! So I hope my post is getting that message across. Blogging is not an easy job! Thanks for reading! <3

  4. So sorry for your loss, I’m glad you were able to get back into the swing of things and hopefully you can even use blogging as an outlet when life gets a little tough. All the best to you and your family <3

    1. I definitely want it to become an outlet when life gets hard~ Blogging used to only be an outlet for my voice, since I have a hard time expressing myself but now? I am working to make it a way of releasing stress and worries! Thanks for reading!

  5. I am so sorry for both of your losses. My dad passed away in early February of cancer (we knew for 18 days before it took him from us), and in early December my baby cousin passed away. Both of their deaths happened on a Wednesday, so on Wednesday’s I feel like I can’t breathe. I think a rough idea of blog posts is an excellent idea, I’m going to try it. Thank you for this post.

    1. oh wow 🙁 I am so sorry to hear that! 18 days??? smh. I know how you feel though, my grandmother was in and out of the hospital and rehab homes for what the doctors said was her leg needing rehab, until December hit and we found out she had breast, lung and stomach cancer, then January she passed from it. So I know how you feel about the sudden surprise! I think that was part of why I was so distraught, I didn’t have time to really accept that she had cancer and then her death happened quickly as well. I send my condolences to you and your family! I hope and pray that you find your way to blogging again as well! Sending lots of love and positive vibes your way! <3 I'm so glad this has given you some inspiration for your blog! Thank you for reading!

  6. So sorry for both your losses. But please don’t feel bad about your hiatus! 9-to-5 jobs have bereavement periods…

    I’m glad you’ve been able to turn your blog into a coping mechanism. It’s easy to let the blogging become the stress itself. Glad you’ve flipped that back around.

    Glad you’re getting back on your feet.

  7. Loss is never easy. You are doing a great job!

    I’m new to your blog so I don’t have any ideas for you but I love how transparent you are about your journey. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

  8. Thanks so much for sharing this! I’m sure so many others have experienced this same feeling and it will hopefully help them. It’s always hard to go back to normal activities after experiencing this type of loss, but happy you are finally getting back to your blog 🙂

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