Fri. Jul 10th, 2020

Anais ForReal

Straight No Chaser

My Blog Is One Year Old, Today ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜

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The thought process behind the Anais ForReal brand was created with the idea that I would utilize it to talk a little trash on multiple platforms. The brand idea was in my mind for a while, but I didn’t push forward with it for a while. I created it on this day last year because I needed something to do. I needed to take up a lot of the time that had been left empty after caring for so many people, then instantly having no one to care for beyond myself. I never thought it would be a place that would contribute to my healing process by providing me with an avenue to share so much of myself.

One year ago, when I started on this journey, I was in more pain than I’d ever experienced. I was struggling, mentally, emotionally, and physically due to being my dad’s caregiver during his illness. I was reeling from the death of my dad and feeling a hard disconnect from everything that was my norm. I remember very little during this time, and I didn’t really start to come out of that fog until Fall. From May to about October, I was in a grief-induced fog. I do remember writing on this blog. It was so very cathartic for me, and it still is.

I originally didn’t even plan to write at all. However, when I decided to create this space, I’d planned to write more about generational wealth and way more finance-focused topics. I additionally planned to use video and podcasts to discuss these focus areas as well. I may circle back to that moving forward.

This space took on a life of its own after attending my first therapy session. I had no plans to write about my therapy journey because it is such a personal journey, and I am a relatively private person. I let very few people into my world in general, let alone something so very personal like this. However, I felt compelled to share it. I did so for a variety of reasons:

๐Ÿ”ธI wanted to normalize therapy. I wanted those reading to feel as if it was just as normal as going to the doctor or dentist.
๐Ÿ”ธI wanted those reading to see me as a regular person, working, living, and functioning but also with the need to talk to a professional when issues were beyond my scope of understanding.
๐Ÿ”ธI got great feedback about how my journey was helping others.
๐Ÿ”ธIt was very cathartic for me. It allowed me to process my feelings about my therapy process.
๐Ÿ”ธIt allowed me to create a way to follow my healing progress.

I have since minimized my video and podcast creating because although those channels allowed me to step out of my comfort zone, I enjoy writing more than video or podcasting. If there is a demand for video or podcasts, I will most certainly start both again.

So, thank you so much for reading. I’d like to take time to give a special thanks to those that have given me positive feedback, shared, and messaged me. YOU are why I continue writing.

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