I’m Slappy aka Gina aka Bitchy McSlappywine (on Twitter and Periscope). I’m a former pharma crazy, mother of 5 “grown” kids, wife of a firefighter, classy drinker of boxed wine (with a straw and ice in a Mason jar), future lottery winner (if I buy a ticket) and self proclaimed self help guru.
The name Slappy in the Face actually came from an online group. I’ve always referred to My Story as the slap in the face I needed to turn my life around and even had another blog with the name aslapintheface. People in the group started calling me Slappy …. and ta da! here we are.
I used to write this blog with more of a slant towards parenting with some of my experiences with medications and life learnings mixed in.
Now that the kids are all grown, moved out and (mostly) responsible (sort of) adults, the focus of this blog is going to transform. It will be more about me, tips for being the best you you can be, my opinions and experiences with mental health issues and how to find peace and passion in your life.
I was prescribed several medications I never actually “needed”, because of stress, that changed my personality and seriously hurt other people. It took a jail cell for me to realize I was crazy and ruining lives. My goal is to prevent what happened to me from happening to other stressed out people. There are other options. This site is here to help you live a life of meaning that isn’t a frantic mess.
My Misson Statement
to help you (and me) be a little better every day by simplifying our lives
and being more honest with ourselves and others
I now see each new day as an opportunity to learn and experience new things … hence My Life List …. I’ve put it on hold for a while, but now that I’m back actively blogging again … oh, it’s on!!!
Categories (Slappy Subjects)
I write about a lot of stuff, because … well … I’ve been through a lot of stuff. It would be nearly impossible for me to find one subject to talk about, plus a lot of what I know is related in some way to other stuff I know. I also know that I type in run on sentences and tend to ramble sometimes … like now.
Most of my Categories (Slappy Subjects) are pretty self explanatory, but some might require a little explanationing (not a word … don’t care).
I try to write based on My Mission Statement and how those things relate to every day life. The Motivation to Change category has posts obviously meant to motivate you (and me) with simple changes that can lead to a better life. The Simply Suggestions category has quick tips about simplifying, decluttering and living a more honest life. The Nest will have posts about our home, parenting, family, and empty nesting. The rest of them I think you can pretty much figure out on your own, because you’re smart like that.
Go ahead … ask me anything … I might even answer you. firstname.lastname@example.org
Be warned … I know enough to admit that I don’t know everything about:
- empty nesting and tough parenting
- being married to a smart ass man for a really long time
- being a tall chick
- having big feet
- tapering off of SSRIS and how awful withdrawal is
- anxiety (including social anxiety)
- boxed wine
- hoarding and decluttering
- trying to be better
Please don’t bother contacting me if you feel the need to tell me I’m a horrible person, you don’t like my hair or to threaten me in any way …. get a good therapist instead.
I am not a Doctor. I don’t even play one on TV. I have no medical training whatsoever and I’m not qualified in any way, shape or form to give actual medical advice. The bits of information on this site are just my experiences in life and if those help you in some way then Fantabulous! I will NEVER tell someone not to take medications, to stop taking medications or to taper them at a fast rate. That isn’t my place or responsibility to do so and only YOU and your doctor can make those decisions. I’m just here to help you try to live a little better every day.
This is a blog. Just a person typing out stuff for you to read. There really isn’t any other use for this site other than for you to read it, think about it and maybe change a few things that aren’t quite working for you. I offer absolutely NO guarantee, warranty or promise that the things that work for me will work for you.
Stuff I write, graphics I create and pictures I post are mine …. I have sole ownership. Don’t steal them or pass them off as your own …. because if you do, I will find you and write you a strongly worded letter. Plus, I seriously know semi-famous lawyers.
This blog is for adults (over the age of 18 years). Some content might not be suitable for anyone under the age of 18.
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updated May 2018