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If Not Me, Then Who?

There is so much to carry, and the world is so heavy. Not just for me, for everyone. In addition to the weight of worry about my children, my husband’s health, my own health, my family’s health and needs—immediate and extended, money, contracts that I haven’t met my obligations to, the actual WORLD is so heavy.

I read a meme recently that said, “Sometimes you can get so busy trying to be everyone else’s anchor that you don’t realize you actually drowning.”

I’m tired, weary and sleepy. It seems everywhere I look there is discontent, atrocity, a lack of loving empathy. It seems there is more to fight about and disagree and divide than I ever knew was possible.

And I want to fix it all. I want to do all the things for all the people and still do all the things for all of me, and maintain my positive energy and go and go and go. Never give up, never surrender.

And then, I am frozen. Frozen from fear, overwhelm, dread, sorrow, confusion. In a brain that tends toward all or nothing, it becomes so very hard to learn to be temperate. To allow for the heartaches and the happiness to fill the same space.

How do we stop setting ourselves on fire to keep others warm? Today, this is my honest struggle, and I have no answers. It becomes hard to think, when one is tired, weary, and sleepy.

Still. If I don’t make dinner, who will? Who will do the dishes? Who will fight for my neurodivergent children, spouse, self and community? Who will write? Who will create? Who will ultimately raise me up, and my family with me, if not me? If I don’t do it, who will? And I still send my love out to the world, as it seems to me to be a weary world that I see.

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How To Manage Your Blog While Having A Busy Life

Phenomenal and easily applicable advice, thank you!


Managing Your Blog While Having A Busy Life

I took a survey/poll a while back and asked what you guys wanted to see on lifesfinewhine or if there were any specific blogging topics you guys wanted to see me write about and one of the suggestions I got was to write on how I maintain by blog while having a busy life.

I am a full time student at university at the moment and as a history major you can image how busy I can get sometimes with all the reading and writing that comes along with history. I also get super busy with blogging because over the last few years my blog has grown quite a bit and it takes a lot more time to respond to everyone and maintain my blog- not that I’m complaining because I truly do love blogging!

Here are some of the tricks I…

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Permission to Forgive Updated

I absolutely love this. I actually had an excellent therapist give me the same advice about worrying and the worst thing that could happen. Self validation always feels harder, the advice to treat yourself as a friend—just wow. Thank you, I needed this today!

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It’s so easy to forget you’re human. I need to revisit this topic for my own sanity.

If you’re anything like me — and God help you if you are, you’re fairly hard on yourself. You can spend a lot of money trying to figure out why you’re like this, or you can just accept it as fact.

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People who are hard on themselves usually spend a lot of time thinking about the way they did something or said something, presented themselves, worked on a project, planned a presentation; pretty much scrutinize every aspect of their lives. You go over it in your head a dozen times. This process, although it can keep you awake at night, is not necessarily a bad thing. It might be healthier to come up with an alternative that would be more productive the next time you do whatever it is that you’ve done.

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5 Different Consultants Your Business Needs

Are you in need of a business consultant or freelance writing services? The Happy Typist offers these services and more! Call today at 1-307-433-4668 for a free consultation.

This guest post was written by Amy Collett, Personal Branding Consultant at Thank you for your contribution! (If you have business advice you’d like to see on the Business Blog section of my blog, please contact me at

Have you ever considered hiring a consultant for your business? You might have wondered if investing in consulting services would really benefit your company, or even felt confused about which type of consultant to hire for your specific needs. Navigating the world of consulting can be confusing – for instance, while a business consultant like The Happy Typist could help with your content strategy, you would need an IT consultant to address technical issues.

To help you know where to turn, here are a few different types of consultants that are worth the price for your business.

Financial Consultant

A financial consultant can tackle everything from setting up a new accounting system for your business to helping you make a persuasive case to potential investors. In addition, a financial consultant can also help you select the right entity for your business before you launch, or switch to a new entity if your business needs change in the future.

Many business owners enjoy a wide range of benefits after forming an LLC, including attractive tax breaks, but every state has their own regulations for filing, so research the process before you get started. You could hire a lawyer for help, or you could save money by using an online formation service for Wyoming LLC reg.

Strategy Guru

What does a strategy consultant do? Heflo states that a strategy consultant can help you design and implement effective new business processes and even update your business model if necessary. A strategy consultant will evaluate your company and the overall market conditions in your sector to ensure that your business strategy allows you to meet consumer demands. If you’re struggling to scale up and deliver sustainable results, you need a strategy consultant.

Management Specialist

Are worried that your current management structure is holding your company back? AfrinoMix Consulting states that a management consultant can hone in on organizational effectiveness to resolve problems – basically, they target potential improvements in your company’s approach to team management in order to help you accomplish bigger goals as an organization. A management consultant will generally work closely with your human resources department to advocate for beneficial changes.

IT Expert

Are you having technical troubles at your company? Maybe you need help with an IT problem but you don’t necessarily need to hire a full-time, IT support professional. Calling in an IT consultant for advice could be the right move! IT consultants generally provide a wide range of services, and depending on their area of expertise, they can assist you with everything from setting up a cloud storage system for your company to establishing cybersecurity protections. They can also make recommendations for technical equipment.

Marketing Whiz

You came up with a fantastic business idea, but your marketing skills are lacking. Many business owners face this problem, and that’s where marketing consultants come into the picture! A marketing consultant could guide you through developing an entirely new marketing plan, launching an ambitious advertising campaign, or designing a customer retention strategy. They could also identify opportunities to reach new consumers or utilize different platforms for advertising. Marketing consultants can even help their clients expand into entirely new markets! Some marketing consultants specifically work with clients on projects like personal branding or public relations strategies.

Working with a consultant can help quickly address problems that have been plaguing your business. In the long run, a savvy consultant can help you save money and optimize your business operations. With these tips, you’ll be able to find a consultant who specializes in the services that your business needs!

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My Own 24 Hours

On Sunday afternoon (which was yesterday although my brain continues to refuse to accept this fact, even after doing all of the Monday things), my cousin messaged me asking how my day was. I told her that I wasn’t getting as much done as I wanted to, but got more done that I had hoped for. There’s so much my brain wants to do, and my bodily capacity is not keeping up.

When she messaged me that, I was thinking about how grateful I was for the various people in my life that keep me accountable, and those around me that listen and empathize without judgement. I thought about the people in my circle that feel safe enough with me to tell me they’re feeling down and who I can safely share the same with. I was feeling a great deal of gratitude for those connections, and for the space I have been giving myself to not become mentally overwhelmed, even though I still felt a little guilty for not getting done all that I wanted to.

This morning one of my bonus Moms from childhood met me for a very hastily squeezed into my schedule late birthday lunch. I was late so our time was even more brief, but it was so good to see her and other family, even if it wasn’t for as long as I wanted. There I go over-planning again.

I’ve got deadlines and promises dancing in my mind, and sometimes they make me short of breath. My closest friends and family are my most avid supporters, and often ask me if I’m still doing this writing thing. I make a small, hesitant sigh while listing off in my mind the paperwork, business cards, and you know–actually telling people I exist part–that I am not doing and should be; and I say “yes, but not as much as I want to be. And I really should be blogging more.”

I’m stalling to buy those last few holiday gifts, and am still taking down Halloween decorations so I can put up my tree that I always put up and decorate on Dec. 1, and here it is 10:01 PM on Dec. 7… And I would typically follow that with some mental quip about how I’ve got to get it together. I’d be lamenting that the dishes aren’t done and I’ve washed the same damn load of laundry three times now because I keep forgetting it even exists!

But today, I don’t feel bad about ANY of that. Because today, on my very short glance into Facebook, Dawn Super of Going Beyond Coping posted this fantastic meme about people with chronic illnesses in her Positively Narcolepsy FB Group. The most impactful words on it for me were,

“…we all get 24 hours but they are definitely not. the. same.”

Dawn Super, author, blogger and vlogger at:, Going Beyond Coping FB Page, and the Positively Narcolepsy FB Group.

I mean, so timely right?! And then I saw another raw and honest post about how exhausting this all is from Momma on the Rocks, and I thought of all my lovely and beautiful family and friends, and all the things we are separately going through. All of the hard, different things, but we still keep going.

Over the past week I have been expressing to those around me that I am working on accepting that my level of production will likely not ever match that of my neurotypical, chronic-illness-free peers. And that’s ok. It’s still a work in progress, but I really can’t thank Dawn enough for her words.

Because the things I am capable of doing in my own 24 hours, well, those things are amazing.

Heather Romero, The Happy Typist

Please note, I am not sponsored by The Mama on the Rocks, nor Going Beyond Coping/Positively Narcolepsy. Nothing written here is a direct endorsement by either party and they may not agree with all I say. I am, however, deeply inspired by them. These were some of the people that shone light into my world again, through a glowing screen, when I thought all was lost and that the opportunity for my dreams had passed.