Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
As many of my regular readers know, I’m a pretty busy person. In addition to my beautiful family and my thriving The WM Network and will soon publish my first book–a guide on websites for freelance writers., I’m also the co-founder of
And while all of that makes me very happy, one of my other passions–this blog and the mission it serves–is sometimes regretfully neglected. This is why I have decided to participate in (yet another) 30 day blog challenge here at In Pursuit of Fulfillment.
I attempted one of these challenges in June, and while I did quite well for about the first half of the month, a family vacation and certain work deadlines prevented me from fully committing to the last half. Okay, “prevented me from fully committing” is a bit of an overstatement–I just chose not to finish out the challenge because I wanted to be on vacation with the family. 😉
Of course, I could beat myself up about this, but that’s not how I roll. Instead, I’m giving it another shot–this time with the Ultimate Blog Challenge that begins today. See, during the first half of June when I actively participated in the challenge, I found that the benefits were many.
First, I met many new friends and made new connections–many of whom I still communicate with on a regular basis.
Second, I was forced to focus on the topic of personal development, which is something that I’m passionate about and that I really NEED to focus on more often.
Third, I felt motivated to keep the blogs coming, which of course didn’t hurt my traffic one bit. 🙂
While I didn’t announce the challenge in June, I am doing so this time because I want you, my wonderful readers, to help hold me accountable! I’ll be here every day in August with a new post. This is going to be fun!
If you’re a fellow blogger, why not join me in the Ultimate Blog Challenge?
Angela Atkinson is a Certified Life Coach and the author of more than 20 books on narcissism, narcissistic abuse recovery and related topics. A recognized expert on narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder who has studied and written extensively on narcissistic relationships since 2006, Atkinson was inspired to begin her work as a result of having survived toxic relationships of her own.
Atkinson offers trauma-informed coaching and has certifications in life coaching, level 2 therapeutic model, CBT coaching, integrative wellness coaching, and NLP. She is a certified trauma support coach and certified family trauma professional. She also has a professional PTSD counseling certification. Her mission is to help those who have experienced the emotional and mental devastation that comes with narcissistic abuse in these incredibly toxic relationships to (re)discover their true selves, stop the gaslighting and manipulation and move forward into their genuine desires – into a life that is exactly what they choose for themselves.
Along with her solution-focused life coaching experience, Atkinson’s previous career in journalism and research helps her to offer both accurate and understandable information for survivors of abuse in a simple-to-understand way that helps to increase awareness in the narcissistic abuse recovery community. Atkinson founded QueenBeeing.com Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support, the SPANily Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support Groups and the Life Makeover Academy. In her life coaching practice, Atkinson’s clients enjoy her personalized approach that allows and encourages them to become the best possible versions of themselves and to succeed in doing what they love most. She offers individual and group coaching for victims and survivors of narcissistic abuse at NarcissisticAbuseRecovery.Online and NarcissismSupportCoach.com.