Welcome All…

Being 64 now affords me the ability to be partially retired from nursing and redirecting my energies to activities I’ve put on the back burner for what seems like forever.

At about 11 or 12 years old writing opinion papers (I call them) essays and some poems helped me navigate a very mentally tough period in my life. Just to clarify, I’d been a professed Christian since the age of 9 and to me at that time in my life it meant that I’d try hard to be Christ-like and put my faith in Jesus as I really believed (and still do) that He and God, His father, loved me and all other humans enough to give up His life and carry the weight of the sins of the world on His own shoulders. Giving up a son as a sacrifice was such a huge idea to me at that age (and still is).

Over the past 5 years my interests have gravitated to writing more. Retirement is a big life change and writing has always helped me navigate those rough patches. What could be better than sharing my experiences in story form or blog form with others who might be having a difficult time or going through their own life challenges? We all have those periods in life where we are overwhelmed, overworked, overneeded (I know that’s not a real word but any mother will get it), and those times in between where we thought we knew what we were doing and for the “right” reasons only to find out that we didn’t know what we were doing and now we’re in a muddy, deep, rut in the road of life, not knowing how in the world to deal. You know you’ve been there, and I sure have too. You’re not perfect and neither am I. Helping each other is one reason we are here. Keep checking back and read on, message me if you’d like, and we’ll share our feelings, our convictions and how to navigate that old muddy, rutty, road of life. I’m really looking forward to meeting you all through the FB page or my website, mudtoporcelain@wordpress.com. Blessings,

Rhonda

Published by mud2porcelain

I am a Christian writer, aspiring to inspire, uplift, encourage and help those who are overwhelmed, overworked, over needed, or just at a difficult time in life. Being 64, married, divorced, now married to my high school sweetheart, having had 4 children, 10 grandchildren, and now 3 great grandchildren surely qualifies me to be able to discuss the difficulties of life even with a family without any bumps in the road. Just so you know, there've been plenty of bumps in the road. I've been down the wrong road, a muddy, deep rutted road, a dusty loooong road, and one that I've asked for plenty of guidance from those who felt they were qualified to help me. I'm a registered nurse with varied experiences including 15 years in hospice nursing, and still do some consulting and before that 30 yr + career many jobs to make ends meet. I'm also a sister, and a daughter to my deceased parents. My mother in law, who lives with us has "adopted" me as her daughter. Soon I will be embarking on an adventure of volunteering for hospice as well. While never wanting to do psychiatric nursing out of fear of the unknown, I found myself navigating my own lifelong depression and anxiety. My children also have varied experience with mental illness (a subject we all need to discuss openly). I have high hopes that this site can help and encourage you during your journeys as well.

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