The Mind of B’s Getting Some Work Done–Again

I’m going to make this quick and dirty.

As a collective, we’ve all been going through one heck of a year so far in 2020. Individually, I can only imagine what you’re all going through–and feeling, on top of all of the happenings.

As for myself, it’s been a cacophony of mental, emotional, and physical roller coasters for so many reasons, it’s almost ridiculous. But, since it’s real, it’s a little less ridiculous.

I know I am extremely irregular in updating this blog, which I hate. I have things that I want to say, that I want to share. I want to continue to reach out to the people like me–the super introverts who feel so different and out of place, no matter who they meet or where they go–and let them know that they are who they are for a reason, and that I can 1000% relate to their own feelings of turmoil.

So, with that in mind, I’m going to spend the next week or so reviewing the current content on my blog, doing a bit of reorganizing, and coming back soon with a stronger focus of what/how I’m going to be writing in the future. Some of you may not even notice much of a change, but dagnabbit–for reasons that I will explain soon, I’ve felt a major shift inside of me, and it’s making me approach everything–literally everything–in my life with a vigor and determination that I haven’t felt in years, if ever.

There may be a day or two (or three) where the blog itself will be down for maintenance while I update, but I hope to have everything updated in the next couple of weeks. Thank you to those who continue to come back and read my work, even if just for a few minutes every three months. I’m glad there has been something here that has (hopefully) helped you. 😊

Be safe, be kind to each other, and be kind to yourself. See you all soon!

–Brandee (aka The Mind)

JusMeJusB…Just Me, Just Her

 A week or so ago, I was searching the internet for, oh, the usual suspects. A little YouTube, a little, a little web design tips. And, of course, a little Tiny Buddha. This time around, I was having trouble with my overthinking about my place in the world, why it is that everyone else I know has somebody they can go to when times get rough. My low self-esteem and the fact that I’m often told how “special” I am just makes me want to kick someone in the teeth. Tiny Buddha, an amazing site of spiritual wisdom, had…

Somebody to Blog

There is no better feeling than being busy, especially when it entails seeing friends and family.  That being said, it’s time to get back into the swing of the writing career.  I’m glad that tomorrow is Labor Day and will allow me a full day to write my butt off.Well, not really write my butt off—first of all, cuz that would take days—weeks, even.  My butt is awfully ample, and how would I sit without it? Anyway. Over the last week, I started browsing through writing websites and blogs to get re-inspired on my writing journey.  I made plans to…

A Day at the River

  Nothing like a trip to the river to really put your mind at ease. It’s been a week since I’ve returned from my trip from Arizona, and since that time, I’ve managed to keep the resolves I’d written down into an active practice. Things that I’d been putting off (taking items to Goodwill, enhancing my emotional, physical, and mental lifestyles – that sort of thing) are now forerunners on my list of things to do, no questions asked. Now, as I sit on a park bench and watch kayakers skate the surface while joggers cool down and spit into…

Love the Blog, Part 2

I think the voice buzzing in my ear is saying, “Brandee, you need to relax.” Meanwhile, I’m whipping around and screaming, “Relax? Relax?! I don’t have time to relax!!” A thousand other voices (no mental impairment insinuated) are popping through my head, too, all telling me the same thing:       My father’s voice from when I was ten: “You need to chill out.”     My older sister’s voice at any given time: “Eh, don’t worry about it.”     The Joker’s voice, “Why so serious?”   I feel a trend coming on.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Blog

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You never realize just how intricate and involved something is until you have plunged yourself into its core and discovered that you forgot your flotation device. “Well, no matter,” you tell yourself. “Something’s bound to come up.”

This, ladies and gentlemen, is the mind in its moments when it should be preparing for the new day. This is also the mind when it realizes it might be a few bi-weekly posts short.

Over the last two or three weeks, I have been amazingly busy and found myself saying as I exited each endeavor, “Wow – this would really be something to tell the masses.” It’s not until days later that I remember: “Oh, yeah – I have a blog now!”

I made myself a promise that I would not let this adventure fall by the wayside. That being said, a blog goes well beyond a simple online journal, and one must be mindful of how and what is written. I’ve thrown away several concepts that, though brilliant in their own rights, are not appropriate at this moment in time.

So, what is the point of this post? I could say, nothing other than filler. I could also say, a bookmark to display that I have not abandoned this project and have no intention of doing so, ever. I could even say, “I don’t know.”

I could say a lot of things. I choose, instead, to write and let my peculiar, late-night ramblings of incoherencies and whatnots speak for me.

Every writer, I hope, will read this post, smile, and say, “I know exactly how she’s feeling.”