Sharing the loss of my beautiful 22 year old daughter, Heather, to mental illness and suicide. This came out of the blue and there is hope. Suicide doesn't stop the pain. It just transfers the pain to someone you love and care about. If you are in crisis, in the USA, call the
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or
Text Free 24/7 a day - START - to 741-741
There is always hope! If you are in crisis, in the USA, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Text START to the Text Crisis Line Free 24/7 to 741-741 #SomeoneIsAlwaysListening #StopSuicide #SuicideAwareness
I started making some changes to the site and I have been told it is much more mobile friendly. That's a good thing. I was able to pin the first post so that the information for 24/7 help for those considering suicide is always the top post. Don't get me wrong. It wasn't easy for the first times I tried these changes. No, the software was easy, it was my mind that couldn't get it right. I still have no clue what I did, but for now, I think it looks much better. There is still a long way to go before I get all my changes made, but it all starts one step at a time! Anyway, time to get today's listing posted for you!
Very weird dreams last night. I kept waking up and then going right back into the same weird dream. In other words, today I am a zombie, but I hope to get a lot done of the site. I actually have some goals and plans so every day gets me that much closer to having the site look the way that I want. Anyway, time to get today's listing posted for you!
I didn't get a lot done yesterday on the site, but I did get a lot of things done offline. Well, not necessarily done, but a new goal set. You won't see any changes here for a while, but major changes will be coming down the road. It will cost a little bit to make these changes, but, that's ok. It will also take a lot of work before things change, so I have plenty to do to prepare. Sometimes, time is a good thing. In the meantime, I will keep things going here. All it means is that probably for the first time since Heather has been gone, I really have something to work towards. It's a good thing. Anyway, time to get today's listing posted for you!
The list keeps growing. That's a good thing because my list of winnings is going up too. Yes, I do add additional sites now and then. Where do I find them? Giveaway Hops, Linkys, you can find other sites all over. I never know where I will find them, but find them I do. So, as long as they mainly use Rafflecopter for the giveaway forms, I will add them here. Have you started your own list? It's really easy and it's a great way to see the giveaways you are in so that you can easily stop by daily and do the daily entries and get that much closer to a win! I love those winning emails and I hope you get many!
One of the main things that got me through the loss of Heather was what I call my fog. This picture was taken about 2 years ago. Heather was still with us and it was right before Carol moved to Florida. The way the rays from the sun hit my girls and Carter, well, now it makes me think of a painting another friend of mine did for me after losing her.
Back to the fog. I think one of the main benefits of the fog was that it got me through the hardest events in my life and still remain whole. Well, as whole as I could ever hope to be. These days, it seems like the fog is leaving me and I feel like I am back at square one all over again, but this time, there is no fog to help me. I cry for no apparent reason. I have problems falling asleep again. I close my eyes and I go back to the image of Heather when she was in the funeral home before her cremation. It's awful. I really don't want to talk to anyone. I just want some time alone. I need to grieve.
Last week I went though all of the sites that were on my main list. I made sure the sites were using Rafflecopter, for the main part. As I have said, my giveaway listing is going to built based on giveaways using their form. There are some other forms that are popular but I prefer Rafflecopter. I did add a few more sites, but for the most part, I have gone through the majority of the sites so at this point, it will just be a matter of updating them. With that being said, let me get back to work!