Life Overhaul: Going from Stressy to Serene

Life Overhaul: Going from Stressy to Serene

Hi there! Welcome to the Serenely Sam blog and my very first post!

I’m Sam, and prior to blogging here at Serenely Sam, you could find me blogging as Stressy Mama. I dedicated a year of my life to the Stressy Mama blog but I needed a change! You can read more about me on my About Me page.

I discovered that the name of my blog was similar to another blogger’s name and I was concerned that the similarities would confuse people. Though a rebrand would involve a lot of hard work, I knew it was for the best. Yes, my stats and DA score would be affected, but I’d fallen out of love with the Stressy Mama blog. I’d had a few rough years, 2017 topping them all off, and the Stressy Mama blog felt like a reminder of all the things I wanted to put behind me.

I needed to overhaul my life

I needed to overhaul my life, which went hand in hand with the need to overhaul the blog. And with that, Serenely Sam was born.

I’m hoping to go in a bit of a different direction with the Serenely Sam blog, talking about health and wellness related topics, as well as family lifestyle topics.

I have got Endometriosis and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and would like to share my stories to raise awareness of the conditions. I’d also like to share my infertility and pregnancy loss experiences. Hopefully, I can help others that are going through a similar journey themselves.

Over the years, my troubles with each of these things have left me in quite a low place. I cannot allow that to be the case anymore. It’s like I’ve been walking around with a dark cloud over my head. It was time to get it together and start taking care of myself mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally.

The plan is to start a wellness and self-care journey, and to live more positively and serenely.

I can’t cure the Endometriosis or PCOS, but I can try to do something to ease the effects of each condition. I’ll speak to my gynaecologist about treatment options and research which foods and exercises are best suited to each condition. I need to take responsibility for myself instead of making excuses, and finally attempt to lose weight and get fitter once and for all.

start living life to the fullest, instead of just existing

I am not a doctor or an expert on any of these subjects, by no means. I’m a mum, and a woman, with a passion to start living life to the fullest, instead of just existing.

My self-care has to be my priority, not only for my own benefit but for the sake of my family too. I need to be the best me, so I can be the best mum and partner. I’m going to take a more serene and holistic approach to everyday life. I intend to start meditating, doing yoga and Tai Chi, learning more about crystal healing and anything else holistic I find interest in along the way.

To say I am excited to start this next chapter of my life would be an understatement. I am determined to find a better way to cope with my health symptoms and start living more serenely!

Thank you for taking the time to read my first post. I really hope you can come along on this journey with me.

Sam x

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32 Comments

  1. 05/03/2018 / 2:50 pm

    Good luck with the new shift in direction x my mummy blogs about her Endo. Last year she had pelvic and thoracic endo which caused 3 lung collapsed and surgery called Catamenial Pneumothorax – so feels your pain 🙁 #familyfunlinky

    • Sam
      Author
      05/03/2018 / 3:19 pm

      Thank you lovely. Wow, what a tough time you’ve had with your endometriosis! The symptoms and effects of the condition can be so wide spread can’t they. I hope you’re well right now. Xx

      • 05/03/2018 / 3:28 pm

        Getting there! In fact it’s my mummy’s lunganniversary today! Endo is horrible x

        • Sam
          Author
          05/03/2018 / 5:17 pm

          Happy lung anniversary! haha. x

  2. Morgan Prince
    05/03/2018 / 8:43 pm

    It sounds like you’re happy with your new start. Good for you. xx
    #familyfun

    • Sam
      Author
      05/03/2018 / 8:47 pm

      Thank you x

  3. 06/03/2018 / 7:59 am

    Good luck! I much prefer serenely Sam! What a fab name for a blog. #triumphanttales

    • Sam
      Author
      06/03/2018 / 3:27 pm

      Awww really. Me too! Thank you lovely x

  4. 06/03/2018 / 9:59 am

    Good luck on such a brave an radical overhaul #TriumphantTales (apt here!!!)

    • Sam
      Author
      06/03/2018 / 2:17 pm

      Thank you x

  5. 07/03/2018 / 4:52 pm

    Congrats on your life overhaul and I wish you the very best of luck with your new outlook! #TriumphantTales

    • Sam
      Author
      07/03/2018 / 10:52 pm

      Thank you x

  6. 07/03/2018 / 9:26 pm

    Oh wow Sam what a positivity step. I think it’s absolutely great and I wish you nothing but success and happiness with serenely Sam and everything else. Thank you so much for joining us at #familyfun

    • Sam
      Author
      07/03/2018 / 10:54 pm

      Awww thank you lovely. I really appreciate it x

  7. 10/03/2018 / 9:47 am

    Good luck with your new blog, I hope its as successful as your previous one turned out to be and more so! #Thesatsesh

    • Sam
      Author
      11/03/2018 / 9:06 pm

      Thank you x

  8. 10/03/2018 / 10:00 am

    Well done for taking control of your life, hope it works out #satsesh@_karendennis

    • Sam
      Author
      11/03/2018 / 9:07 pm

      Thank you x

  9. 11/03/2018 / 4:56 pm

    How exciting; a new start in real life and in your blog- I’m looking forward to following you and seeing where your new journey will take you next. #thesatsesh

    • Sam
      Author
      11/03/2018 / 9:03 pm

      Thank you. X

  10. Jean | DelightfulRepast.com
    11/03/2018 / 7:57 pm

    Sam, I’ve only just “met” you, but I am sooo excited for you! You are embarking on a wellness journey, and nothing could be more exciting AND exciting to blog about! I’m not going to go into all the details here, but I’m going to suggest you look into two things that will go a long way in your quest: 1. Limiting your sugar intake to not more than 6 teaspoons a day (And, forgive me for being spammy, but you can read about it in my post, http://www.delightfulrepast.com/2016/09/sugar-toxin-or-treat.html, and 2, Intermittent Fasting 16/8, and I don’t have any links handy just now, but there’s plenty of info out there. Wishing you all the best!

    • Sam
      Author
      11/03/2018 / 9:10 pm

      Thank you for your fab comment. It really is an exciting time for me, but also quite daunting because it’s so different to how I’m used to living. Thank you for the tips, I’ll check out your post. X

  11. 12/03/2018 / 9:19 pm

    I really admire you Sam for the new direction the blog and also your self-care journey is taking. I think mindfulness will really help you so please give me a shout if you ever want any advice or if you want me to do a guest post one day. Infertility or sub-fertility is something that has cast a shadow over my and my husband’s life at times – one day I will write a post it too but for now I find it too difficult. I really respect that you are putting this all behind you with this new approach and re-brand to the blog etc. Sending lots of love and good wishes xx #thesatsesh xx

    • Sam
      Author
      13/03/2018 / 1:30 pm

      Thank you Hayley for your amazing comment. It really means a lot. I would love to take you up on the offer of advice and guest posting for me at some point, if that’s ok? It’s a very generous offer and I really appreciate it. Thanks again lovely x

  12. 12/03/2018 / 9:22 pm

    Your positivity already seeps through in this post lovely. Well done and I can’t wait to read some more of your posts on your shiny new blog. Thanks for sharing with us at #TriumphantTales.

    • Sam
      Author
      13/03/2018 / 1:31 pm

      Awww thank you Jaki x

  13. 14/03/2018 / 6:52 pm

    Reading this made me think of the quote from The Holiday. ‘You’re supposed to be the leading lady of your own life’. May your health and wellbeing experiments enrich your life and be lots of fun. #thesatsesh

    • Sam
      Author
      14/03/2018 / 10:38 pm

      Thank you. That’s a great quote. I’ll have to remember that. X

  14. 14/03/2018 / 9:01 pm

    #thesatsesh i adore this new version….right up my street. Please ask if you need anything regarding crystal healing, i cure everything with them lol…seriously its addictive and they are SO PRETTY. Just got a lovely new rose quartz for mothers day. I can’t wait to watch this new adventure unfold and hope you continue to join our linky for this selfish reason!

    • Sam
      Author
      14/03/2018 / 10:44 pm

      Awww thank you hunni. I really appreciate it. I will definitely be in touch about crystal healing if thats ok. They are very pretty aren’t they. X

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