Messages #17: Mental Health Issues

Depression & Anxiety

For those of you out there that clicked on this because you relate to having mental health issues, I’m so sorry. If you are just curious and maybe want to learn more, you are still welcome here. I will just warn you though, this won’t be a particularly fun post.

When I was originally diagnosed with anxiety & depression, my counsellor told me, “You will get better at managing it, but it will never really go away.” Instead of taking this as a cautionary tale, I jumped back into work. Then slowly, but surely, I slipped into my old bad habits.

What are these bad habits? In a nutshell, I overwork myself. I’m so afraid that any opportunity I get will never come around again, so instead of thinking it through I just say yes to everything. I don’t think about what I already have, I focus on what I still need to do. Which is my bucket list, the arbitrary list of things I want to do before I die.

No one is watching me, or evaluating me. If I don’t get through the list nothing bad will happen, there is no finish line or prise. Yet my ambitious doesn’t just rule me, it screams at me.

My sleep has been destroyed as a result. I lay in bed planning to perfection how I’m going to fit it all in, then have panic attacks in the dark. My body is sore and tired, and it needs a break.

Depression & Anxiety
Depression & Anxiety

Thinking Moon

I’m here today to tell you that Thinkingmoon.com will be slowing down for a while. I bit off more of the Moon than I could chew and sent my anxiety into overload.

My priority is and always has been my PhD, but lately, I’ve been overextending myself. Taking extra jobs to pay bills (proof reading), writing this blog, filming YouTube videos and spending waaaaay too much time on Twitter.

I’m not going away completely but I will only be posting once a week, on my original day, which is Friday.

When I feel better and more grounded I will post some extra days again. When the mood strikes or inspiration cannot wait, but this will not be permanent. Not until at least next July 2020.

In the meantime, please use me as your cautionary tale if you are struggling. Your health is more important than anything else. Go rest, then reevaluate. What is important to you?

Thank you all for reading,

Depression & Anxiety
Depression & Anxiety

I wish you all love & peace.

Jaycee. xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Message #16: 500th follower special update!

Preamble

Maith an Lá Moonlings, how are you feeling this fine Thursday? Or perhaps it is not Thursday with you and you don’t follow the Gregorian calendar. Either way, haaaaayyyyyyy.

So I am working on my 500th follower special and I realised it will not be ready for a while. I hope this is ok with you all, and I decided to give it an extra special debut.

It will be coming out on Star Wars day which is also the birthday of yours truly! Scribble a note for yourself on May 4th and remember, the hype is real!

If you have anything to say or anything you’d like to see, please let me know in the comments below!

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Who will be Featured?

  1. Lee Hall! From Lee’s Hall of information.
  2. _PritAmDas_ From I Live In Fantasy.
  3. John From The Eclectic Contrarian.
  4. Jeremy James from Jeremy in Hong Kong.
  5. Megan from A Geeky Gal.
  6. Michael Jordahl from Michael Jordahl.
  7. Sheree from View From The Back.
  8. Sunilmdabral from Sunilmdabral.
  9. Nicole from Mullen Crafts.
  10. Blackwings666 from Blackwings666.

 

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Message #15: Updates & YouTube!

Preamble

Good morning my Moonlings, how are you on this fine Wednesday? I am feeling very creative today, and although I am still a small creator over on TouTube I’m optimistic. I feel as though the internet rewards both consistency and growth. For me, this is my general learning curve anyway, but for those of you who are used to immediate results, you must have patience.

YouTube

Also in case you didn’t know I have a YouTube channel, and I post there about twice a month. You need to bear with me I only have time for that, as a PhD student whose side hustles, have side hustles.

It felt like I needed to update you on what is coming for the channel in April, and in general for the channel. I’ve also got some featured friends so please check them out and subscribe if you are interested.

Russian Doll

Also, do you remember Marie Keane? I interviewed her here, and her album came out in January. Well, it’s finally on Spotify, so there is no excuse not to listen now my friends!!! Here is a review of the album if you’re curious, honestly it’s so beautiful.

Thanks for reading guys!

Love Jaycee. xxx

 

 

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Message #14: Nearly 500 Followers!

Preamble

If you didn’t know already, I have this messages category where I talk to you all directly and give you updates to my life. If you are behind and want to catch up on them you can check them out here.

500 Follower Special

So I am fast approaching 500 followers, and for me it’s surreal. This time last year, I had my most viewed post at the time about snow, which had 56 views! I added my Buffy the Vampire Slayer category, and my follower count was around 30.

Now as I sneak towards 500 I once again reflect on how lucky I am, and how much I want to celebrate each one of you. The first 10 people to comment below on this will be made part of my 500th follower special.

What does that mean do you ask? Well hold on, I’m getting there friend. Basically, you comment and tell me something you want me to promote for you (your book, blog, art), and I will promote it in my 500th follower special.

Housekeeping

A very emotional blog is coming on Friday, I mean it made me cry while I wrote it. So stay tuned for that.

My book is coming along nicely, and I hope to have it published by the end of 2019 so when my first draft is finished I might post a little portion of it for you guys, would you be into that?

Finally I will be adding a new day, and it will be called… *drum roll* Indie Sundays! I’ve been reading a lot of indie books as of late, communicating with a lot of indie creators, and just all round realised how important it is for indie creators to support each other.

This will be debuting this Sunday so I hope you’ll tune in and support the creator I’ll be showcasing. Until then, stay safe my darling Moonlings.

Love,

Jaycee

xxx

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Message #12: 400 Followers & The Truth

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My dearest Moonlings, there are now 400 of you here on my blog. I wish to extend my pure gratitude to you for reading my ramblings, my crazy thoughts, and my sincere outlook on the world. You are so supportive and I know I have said it more than once, but I am genuinely grateful for you all. As you can see in my face I have a very cheeky but happy smile about the whole business.

What’s New?

I want to finally admit the truth to you all *not clickbait* about what I am doing behind the scenes. It has been my fondest wish since I was a child to be a published novelist, and it’s about time I told you, that I’m writing a book.

We are at the early stages still but it looks like it will finally happen. I’ve had a beta reader (my sister-in-law) have a look over the first section of the book and she provided really positive feedback. I trust her judgment, she wouldn’t tell me she liked it if she didn’t.

Although I am doing my P.h.D at the moment I am secretly writing this book by night, as though I am the BATMAN of novelists. Someday I hope to make writing my primary gig, however until then, I will continue to teach and learn.

If any of you would be interested in reading a book written by yours truly, please let me know. I am very nervous about it, as I have never put something like it out into the universe before. The story has been bubbling in me for over a year and it needs to bound in a book.

Special Post

If you would like to be featured on my 500th follower’s post then here’s what I am offering you. I will write a summary of your blog, include your link, and an inspirational quote or picture you may want to offer. I want to make it all about you guys and spread the love across the platform and beyond.

Contact me any way you like, my official business email is thinkingmoonblog@gmail.com however you can message me directly on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, here, whatever floats your boat.

Once again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for your love and advocacy for my art. It truly brings me such joy to read your comments and explore your own blogs.

Peace and Love,

Jaycee xxx

Where to find me

Twitter: @JayC_Lynch

Instagram: @thinking_moon_blog

Facebook: @Thinking.Moon

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChAHuABEZ6tzGp9p8X6N9FA

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Message #11: Art as Therapy

Hello Moonlings. I have been feeling low the last 2 days so I needed something to lift my spirits.

Creativity rarely lets me down so Le’Boo and I finally decided to make our vision boards. We have been meaning to make them for awhile now and they’ll serve us for the next 1-3 years or so.

The difference between his and mine is astounding. 😂

Le’Boo:

Succinct, simple, & efficient. ❤🚴🏻‍♂️

Moon:

Caotic, colourful, & extra. 💙🌚

Did anyone else make vision boards this year? Let me know I’d love to see them.

Peace and love,

Jaycee

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Message #10: 300 Followers

Hello Moonlings, how are you on this fine Friday? I am awake here at 4.00am local time because of residual pain and discomfort from my surgery.

While that is inconvenient, I cannot help but be happy and grateful for my blog reaching 300 followers. Even though I’m sore and grumpy this didn’t fail to make me smile.

Moon Messages

Although I have said this before, I cannot stop thanking the lovely community on here. There are those who never fail to like my posts, leave me their thoughts and just be really supportive.

Especially as I had to take 2 weeks off which I haven’t done since January 2018. You are all still here and still wonderful.

As I have said in the past I will do something special if I reach 500 followers, but until then, all I can offer you is my heartfelt thanks.

Peace and Love,

Jaycee xxx

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Message # 9: Surgery update.

Hello my dear friends. I hope 2019 has been good to you so far.

My surgery went well however they had to make more incisions then I expected.

My recovery may be a little longer but I am optimistic. With this positivity I would like to know…

What wonderful things have happened to you already in 2019. Even the smallest happiest thing will make me smile.

Peace and love,

Jaycee xxx

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