Hi! I’m Christine, the gal behind Bluegrass Blogger. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and get to know me!
For over 15 years I’ve been keeping a private, online journal — long before “blogging” was a thing.
I published my first public blog in 2012 after the birth of my son, Noah. At the time I wrote aimlessly as I tried to figure out motherhood and life in general. I didn’t realize it, but I was in for an existential crisis.
My anxiety story
In 2016 I had my first panic attack. I was working at the time it happened, training employees at a local business, and I ended up having the location manager call 911 because I thought I was having a stroke.
During the weeks that followed I completed an outpatient psychiatric program and started an entirely new chapter of my life: living with anxiety and a panic disorder.
I am relieved to say that my anxiety is successfully managed now, but I remain vigilant every day to keep it under control.
It may be surprising to hear, but my anxiety is actually the best thing that ever happened to me.
In an effort to bring my anxiety under control, I was forced to look deeply at my life and evaluate what made me happy and what was just weighing me down.
I am now on a journey where I live in a constant state of mindfulness. I maintain my physical health through diet & exercise and I only make time for things that bring me peace and joy.
My blog’s purpose
My goal for this blog is to talk about my experience with mental health in an effort to spread awareness about mental health issues and to connect with others who may be going through similar things.
I want to chip away at the stigma that often accompanies mental health discussion. I’d also like to share my journey as I try live my best life and be my best self.
I hope while you’re here you find inspiration and camaraderie.
Have a question for me? Just ask!