A little bit about me....my name is Heidi and I started this blog as a "43 year old believer in God, wife of 21+ years, mother of 3 girls. Passionate about people and society" and didn't have the courage to do much with it since then. I am now 47, I am still a believer, a wife of almost 25 years and still the mother of 3 girls but now only 2 live at home. Along with our sweet pups, Gracie our rescue and Dazie our Rottie.
Recently the idea of this blog site and what it would become has taken a drastic shift. My vision has changed both in life and for this site. I am still passionate about people and society, about books, poetry, writing and preserving print and history through print. The difference is some life experiences have humbled me to the point of loving people and society passionately rather than just being passionate about people and society. The difference is instead of thinking I need to write what I see to bring any correction or attention to anything,
I have been humbled to the point of seeing people and society through a filter of love, equality and gentleness where before I had a filter of right, wrong and harshness.
I have experienced abandonment, abuse (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and financial), lived with an eating disorder, waded through multi-level marketing, the mega-church world, volunteered my life away for many years and was deeply entrenched in a quasi-cult like Christian organization that almost cost me my relationship with my child and did cost me many relationships along the way to finally reaching a place of true freedom in life.
It is these experiences that I reference above when I say "the difference is some life experiences have humbled me". These experiences are the ones that draw me to love and freedom. It is these experiences that motivate me to share my words and life with whomever wants to read and relate.
Simply Our Society, which I affectionately refer to as the #SOSblog, has a special focus on Momlife, Midlife and Mental Health. These three areas are near and dear to me because
1. I am a mom
2. I am in midlife
3. I have lived with and recovered from an eating disorder, I am a sister who was abandoned by my sister who took her own life, I majored in psychology and sociology in school and have a passion for mental health which I believe affects every area of our lives.
This site and my work are ever evolving. You will find some other things around the SOSblog such as book reviews and poetry (which are connected to my own mental health). I dabble in photography some of which is on this site but most often on Instagram along with mini blog posts. Please join me there: simplyoursocietyblog I would love to connect and interact with you there!
So dive in! Let's read, write, try on new things, heal and hope together! I want to hear from you and read your poems, articles, books and blogs. Comment and share your links. I welcome feedback and questions. Let's just keep it kind. I like to throw that around like confetti.
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