Out of Anger’s Woods

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If you’ve been reading since the beginning then you probably remember that I began blogging regularly in 2006, after ending a relationship that awakened my creativity. I was saving up to buy a house and I lived in an apartment the size of a postage stamp in a neighborhood that was less than desirable. What I remember most from that time was being angry. I was angry at the break up, angry about the crappy little apartment, angry at my life in general. I felt like I was taking two steps forward and then I took 5 steps back in a lot of my other relationships.

I started blogging not wondering who was going to read it or what was going to be said. I was just hurt, confused, and lost. I blogged and it started to clear the cobwebs of my mind and gave me an outlet for my anger. I became more observant of the things around me and was even able to find some humor in the situations that can only come from living where I was living and feeling what I was feeling. Then it started to take on a life of its own. I blogged and people began to read it, then comment it, then engage in conversations. Blogging opened a new world that I would have never found.

Now, five years into the future and my life has changed dramatically. I’m more open, less afraid, and I’m no longer running around in the angry woods blind and confused. All of the joy in my life started to change my perspective on things. What fueled my blogging – and started my little cottage blog of friends – was the anger of life’s situations that I could write about, talk about, and laugh about. Living out in bucolic Exeter with the man of my dreams leaves precious little to be angry about these days. Even in this depressed economy where we were met with many personal and professional challenges, I still can’t muster up the same intense and fiery anger that used to fill the pages up on my blog and get the conversation rolling on the show.

It’s time to switch focus. I’m no longer about controversy for controversy’s sake. I’m more about what can I do to better my life, shining a light on sensitive issues, finding and securing relationships, and my love of fashion and entertainment. You are going to read more of this on the page and hear more of it on the show. I’ll never shy away from a good controversial topic but I won’t try to create one just to have one either.

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About the Author

Regina Foster Bartlett is a mother of two teenagers who recently married her soulmate and believes her favorite wedding gift was the addition of four stepchildren and four grandchildren! She’s a confessed tech-nerd who loves all things social media. She’s also a published freelance writer and she’s been blogging since before blogging was cool. She's the voice behind the radio broadcast and writer behind this blog. Always on the lookout for interesting stories she can be reached by emailing: regina@reginasuniverse.com or using the Contact form by clicking the link above.