Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Reset & Refocus for the New Year

At the beginning of the month, #IWSG challenged me to take a look at 2017 and figure out what I'd have changed via mulligan or hot tub time machine. I've always known I'm a bit of a slow thinker. Witty comebacks dawn on me hours or days after conversations. It's no surprise that the one little change I came up with sort of percolated for all these weeks until it became something actionable.



"I could have identified some sort of niche for the blog." - snip from December 6, 2017, Looking Back on 2017

The blog should have a focus. My stream of consciousness travel/food/Pittsburgh/personal story/parenting/memoir content isn't effective as a platform for my other writing.

So in the big do-over that is 2018, Big Teeth & Clouds is going to reset and refocus on mental health issues. Recovery, stigma, and empathy are my main areas of interest. There won't be much in the way of personal stories. At the present moment, my mental health concerns center around how to deal with others that have diagnosed conditions or erratic behavior. We need to support people with mental illness in our society. This will be a space to work through how best to do that.

Wishing you a happy & healthy New Year!