What can I tell you about Michelle, aka Rockin Random Mom‘s blog? Well for one it rocks…and it is random! It’s also full of creativity, honesty, and warmth. Michelle was one of the first at the cool mum party, and quite rightly so.
So without further ado, read on and meet Michelle…
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Hi all, I’m Michelle, the name and face behind RockinRandomMom. I’m an American blogger and a happily single mom to two awesome boys! Besides my boys, I love writing, the outdoors, and rock music! I began blogging in July of last year, right before my 38th birthday and I started because I felt lost.
Prior to blogging I worked as a Developmental Specialist, working with children ages 0-3 with developmental delays. Working with the children and their families was great. While I didn’t see myself doing that for the rest of my life, I saw it as an opportunity to get my foot in the door to the field I want to work in, which is Social Work/Psychology. My boss, however, felt differently. She didn’t feel that I was a good fit but rather than tell me that, she made my life hell there, to the point that I quit. I was so stressed from that job that by the time I got home, I was checked out and didn’t get to spend a lot of time with my children, which was another motivation for leaving. So, with no back-up plan and several job rejections later, I needed to find an outlet to deal with my shaken confidence in myself and my abilities.
I never saw myself as a writer. Truth be told, I always wanted to be a professional singer but life got in the way and I decided that being a mother was far more important. I never thought writing would become my thing. I had kept diaries since I was eleven years old and between those diaries and music, they helped me cope with the abuse I suffered in my childhood. The reason for my blog name is combining my three favorite hings, my love of music, my passion for writing, and my boys. The random part is because I am a random person. I have so many thoughts swimming around in my head that I can’t keep them all straight. I write about recovering from PTSD and the healing process. Surprisingly, all of the posts I have written about this subject has gotten a lot of positive feedback and it makes me proud because now I’m finally feeling like, through my writing, I am fulfilling my passion for helping others. I’m even considering writing an E-book.
I also write about my boys though. My oldest, Adam, has Autism and my youngest, Conner, has ADHD. I write about what these things mean for me and for them. I write about their triumphs in spite of their disabilities because I have thrived in my own life, in spite of the rough start I had coming into this world. That is what my blog is mostly about. Overcoming obstacles to live the best possible life you can live and rockin’ it! Sometimes you have to take the bull by the horns and kick its ass! It isn’t easy to do. That bull is pretty big. There will be struggles in life but I fully believe that if you fight hard enough, you will persevere. That’s what I teach my boys. Hey, I just got a new idea for another blog post!
Along with my healing, I write about fitness and the different things I do to help me keep myself calm, motivated, and in a positive frame of mind. That isn’t always easy as I do suffer from depression every now and then but as I have healed, the depression episodes have reduced significantly but when I don’t work out or do some sort of physical activity, like hiking (my favorite), I notice that my depression sneaks up on me and my triggers from my PTSD start to activate. So, to keep that from happening and to keep improving myself, I work out and I write about it. In fact, I will be starting a weekly check in, writing about what I’m doing and how I’m feeling.
I also write supernatural fiction. This has been a dream of mine since 2006 when I started my first supernatural story. I’ve since started three more and one of them is on my blog if you are interested in reading it. I really enjoy writing much more than I could have ever imagined and I finally feel fulfilled doing it.
Some random facts about me: As I mentioned, I love Psychology. I am fascinated by the human mind and the human soul (philosophy). I love the color purple, am a coffee addict, and a history buff. You can actually read my random facts on my blog. A big thank you to Sarah at MMT for allowing me this opportunity to introduce myself to you all!
Have an awesome day!