I’m Not Taking A Holiday

A couple of months ago, I signed up for an online course specifically geared to growing this blog. I have been a long time reader and consider Sarah Morgan from XOSarahMorgan as my guru. She is a driven woman teaching others to take on the blogshere one kick-ass step at a time.

Ultimately, the changes will be subtle, lasting and consistent. I will be posting once a week on Tuesday’s. Boosting social media content for this blog as well as producing a bi-monthly email out to my subscribers. There will be a Facebook group down the road for Dragonfly Keep as well. (hit subscribe and be the first to know).

Here is where I need your help dear readers. I need to know what content drives you, encourages you and gives you valuable information you can use. I encourage you to reach out to me through comments and let me know what you would like to see more of. I can plan out a great list of content but if it has no value to you, then it is all for naught.

I look forward to growing and learning with all of you in 2018!



What’s Your Niche?

It’s the buzz word that keeps this blogger up at night.  What’s your niche? I don’t know, I write a blog. I’m a reluctant creative, that is blessed mess with a chronic illness…where do I fit in?
I promised myself four years ago that this blog would not be about my illness. I didn’t want to be one of “Those” people who constantly threw up verbal vomit onto the screen about what drugs that weren’t working and what was. Or what crazy side symptom was I experiencing this month. blah. blah. blah.
Here’s a crazy fact…I’m a blogger with a chronic illness. HELLO! I know, I was as amazed as you probably are. If I wanted to be all adult and honest with myself I would totally tell you that my illness is just a part of my as my faith, family and my dog. It’s not going anywhere and neither am I.
I get lost a lot (I can’t find my ass with a map) and I end up overwhelmed with all my thoughts and directions. It wouldn’t be so bad if this blog ended up helping others with a chronic illness, right? I am certainly not a medical expert but I know I have struggles and challenges that could be shared in a sassy way that is all my own.
But I also have to ask myself, what do I want out of all this? Ultimately, by the time I’m fifty…I want to be debt free, living in a one room house in Bisbee, AZ. Or Prague…but it snows there…so I will summer in Nice. Hey, I can dream. Ok, I will bring this down to reality. My goal is to be a source of inspiration, information and haven for those who are going through illness. We have to celebrate being alive among all the pain, doctor’s appointments and insanity that chronic illness can be.
I may talk about wanting to chuck everything I own into a large dumpster and living a minimal life (stop laughing Mom). Or how I love planners (in all forms). Crazy fun days like Napping Day or Peanut Butter Sandwich day. I may talk about a study that just came out on ME/CFS or Fibromyalgia. Or throw in a YouTube on my favorite paper goods shop.  Or maybe a review of a book. A short post about how the hell to plan your life when you struggle to get out of bed each day. It’s all going to be here…it’s all about the journey my friends.
I’m open to suggestions readers. What would you like to read about?

Somewhere New

I have a new obsession…blogs. I figure it is time to create one for myself. As though I have enough going on in my life. I guess I can add one more thing. Today is a day off from work. I am getting “Maggie” the SUV inspected today so I can get a good idea of what it will take for her to run for a couple more years. She needs some work and I have to find a way to get her fixed. I have been puttering too. The kitchen table is full of paperwork, lists, reading materials, and cat food. Go figure.

Guess I should finish up the puttering and leave this blog for a bit to get some things done before the apartment.