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Welcome to My New Website!

February 14, 2023

Woohooo! I'm so excited! At the moment I'm writing this, the website isn't completely up yet, but it's getting there. Yay! I LOVE IT!! Thank you, everyone at InfoTeam!

So now that I can use my Blog page and Podcast page again, I'm going to try to be more prolific in both areas. 😀 And you may have noticed that I've decided to combine my Kitty Bucholtz Author site with my Write Now Workshop site — an area for readers and an area for writers! But the blog space will be 100% Kitty, no trying to split my personality here. Haha! So I'll have posts about writing, reading, teaching, running, health, vacations — all the things that make up ME.

In fact, I'll often mention my WHOLE PATH System, a way of looking at life that keeps us from compartmentalizing too much. For instance, instead of you or me trying to figure out how much more writing (or <insert your thing here>) we can get done this year, at the expense of our health or relationships or more, we can look at the WHOLE PATH.

Writing, Heart & Soul, Organization, Laughter/Fun/Rest/Play, Economics/Money, People & Relationships, Accountability to ourselves and others, Time Management, and all areas of Health (physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, etc.).

You may or may not have heard me talk about burnout a lot on my podcast. It was the first time I went through something in my health that I couldn't find enough information about to help me get better. So I had to start talking about it, no matter that culturally it wasn't something people wanted to or were comfortable talking about. Well, now I'm going through another culturally taboo (in my Midwestern American culture) health challenge.

Peri menopause.

I can hardly believe I just wrote it down. To be read in public. By strangers. Who might shake their finger at me and say, that's not the sort of thing we talk about in public. (Or private.)

But doggoneit, I've been miserable, freakin' miserable!! And today I'm going to see a doctor about it for the first time. I've been living in Sweden for the last five years, but I have such good overall health that I've rarely seen a doctor in my life and only twice in Sweden, so I don't know what to expect. I will tell you one thing though, I am sick and tired of taking “you're just going to have to deal with it” as the medical answer! (No thanks to you, white male doctors who write articles about this on American websites.) Not happening anymore! So expect me to write about peri menopause regularly.

If you have any questions about anything in this post, anything you want me to find out about peri menopause, writing and editing and publishing questions, anything at all — just let me know and I'll try to reply here in the comments or in future posts. 😀 Have a great day and we'll talk more soon!


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