Do you have a toxic person in your life? You know the type, to everyone else they are super nice, they'll do anything for anyone. A real salt of the earth type.
The reality is somewhat different. Sly little digs when no one is around/listening that chip away at your confidence, Chip, chip, chip.
As you can tell I have. It's funny how one person can do that to you, how the nasty little comments manage to ruin and suck the joy out of things you enjoy.
I used to run a mildly successful crochet blog. (It's still going actually)
It used to be my happy place. My mind was full of ideas, and I couldn't wait to post and show what I had made, or what I was going to make next. I spent hours writing patterns and taking photos so that like minded folks could make pretty things too.
I was even in a magazine! I was so proud!
Then came my toxic person.This person found out about my blog, and although they couldn't post anything I knew that they were there judging. Said person would use my blogs Facebook page to post personal things VERY personal things. I didn't have the freedom to be myself.
I stopped posting, I stopped making, my creativity was gone. It took a year.
Chip, chip, chip.
A few weeks ago something changed, A shift it my thinking perhaps?
I CAN START AGAIN!! And so phobicmango was born. The toxic person will NEVER know about this blog!
P.S. Sorry about the rant, but I needed to get that off my chest!