Last night I was lying in bed struggling to sleep and of course this is when the most wonderful idea for a post enters my mind.
Now in the light of day I’m scrambling to remember what it was, I know that I was thinking about my message…..what it is that I want to put out there to the world and how best to refine it.
Last year was a great blogging year, I’ve met so many fab people, read some hilarious articles and written some if I do say so myself!
The best part of my year are the emails I’ve received, the ones from people asking questions which were stimulated from one of my posts. These emails have stimulated conversations, friendships have been made and I’ve had the opportunity to connect with people.
There have been times when I’ve considered getting rid of the “Sober” tag in my social media name. The name Sober Julie could have a negative reaction from some, in fact I’ve had people message me letting me know that they’re reading my blog or tweets but they can’t respond publically because of their anonymity.
Hearing that, I considered dropping the “Sober” but ultimately I can’t.
It has little to do with my established Brand and more to do with the message I want to bring to people through Social Media.
While I do want to bring my readers fantastic product opportunities and I do love sharing authors who inspire me, that’s not the main point of my purpose.
At different times in my life I’ve gotten lost within life, sure I was succeeding in some areas but I wasn’t balanced in the sense of mind, body and spirit.
As you all know I’ve found a life of sobriety and work hard to maintain it.
Sobriety isn’t simply about abstaining from alcohol or drugs, it’s a state of being.
Websters defines Sober as:
~not having one’s mind affected by alcohol
~based on sound reasoning or information
~not joking or playful in mood or manner
~not excessively showy
~given to or marked by restraint in the satisfaction of one’s appetites
While these all apply to me…..cough, okay so I’m excessively showy at times….I don’t think the word only applies to alcohol and drugs.
So yes that’s me, Sober Julie and now I need a tag line and I’m open to your help!
I’ve thought of many and had even thought I’d gotten it down but I think that this is the time to open up my consideration to your input.
So here are some choices and/or ideas I’ve had, I’d appreciate your comments.
~Finding serenity in this chaotic life
~Sobriety is a state of mind
~Sober doesn’t suck
~Life is chaotic, our lives don’t have to be
I want to reflect that Sobriety is more than the abstinence, that each of us has many sides to us and often life is difficult but we can rise above all of this if we’re spiritually, physically and emotionally healthy.
That’s what Sober Julie Doing Life is about, hopefully to connect with others and when possible to provide a safe place for people to hope, help and love.
Please let me know your ideas here friends, let me know what you’ve found here or drop an idea for my tagline!!