Happy New Year!
With the start of the New Year comes a fresh start and feel for That Noise Is Mine.
For those that are new around here, the blog started in 2016, mid-divorce and covered the journey from heartbreak to a brand new life. Things were going great for me. I felt like a new woman and was on top of the world. The blog reflected that and things went from strength to strength.
Mid last year some things began to unravel. The blog and the business I’d started to support other bloggers were going great guns, but personally, things were getting tough. Some simmering issues were happening at once, but the biggest thing was the realisation that although I’m no longer married and no longer part of that life entirely leaving it behind was never going to happen due to the four children that tie us together. It was rock bottom, there were (and still are) behaviours that I escaped that my children were now exposed to and there was very little I could do about it. The guilt associated with this realisation was overwhelming.
I was still trying to write through this realisation. However, nothing could be published. Eventually, I decided to stop writing and promoting the blog and take a break from my business. I mentally needed to regather my thoughts without the pressure of having to work.
Fortunately, because I had spent so many years prior heavily promoting and growing my blog it was running itself and still receiving regular traffic and new readers. Some of those new readers reached out to me via Social Media, and I realised that I’m not the only person who is not always a picture of health and happiness.
So, I’ve taken some time over the past few weeks to re-evaluate where I am with That Noise Is Mine. The most significant realisation is that I’m not ready to let it go, I’ve worked too hard to give up on this blog for no valid reason. But I’m not 100% happy with the direction. While the raw and honest posts I’ve written about people and events in my life have been the highest performing posts, I don’t feel that I’m helping people through those posts. Of course, there are many of you out there who have commented and written to me with “me too” stories so we know we’re not alone in things we experience but how do we stop feeling so blah about life sometimes. This is where I want to focus my energy – helping others and at the same time helping myself.
Being a Mum is hard, being a working Mum is hard, being a stay at home Mum is hard, having an ex is hard, life is hard! So, I hope to now write about “things” to make life easier! Products, tips, stories, anything to help us all navigate through this crazy life. Comfort in the fact that you are not alone. The best part is, it doesn’t matter if you’re divorced, single, a parent, male, female, young or old. There will be something for everyone!
Stick with me and stay tuned while I get back into the swing of things, I hope this site will become a wealth of information to make you feel great again! So that you don’t miss out on any updates or special offers, sign up to my mail list at the end of this post.
Kirsty is the founder of That Noise Is Mine.
An established blogger, writer and business owner raising 4 children independently. Kirsty is determined to succeed in this new life forced upon her.