December 10, 2015 — First Facebook post as Inspiration for OCD, etc.
January 2016 — Google Sites page launched.
February 2016 — One uplifting song was shared every day this month on Facebook as part of The 29 Days of Inspirational Songs for Mental Illness.
March 17, 2016 — New Weebly site created to replace old website; renamed Inspiration for OCD, Anxiety, and Depression.
March 26, 2016 — Inspiration to Overcome chosen as the permanent name for both the website and Facebook page. This name was chosen because it focuses more on my primary goal: to help people overcome debilitating conditions such as (but not limited to) OCD, depression, and other anxiety and mood disorders.
April 27, 2016 — The logo for Inspiration to Overcome, designed by a graphic designer employed by my father, was launched on Facebook and the Weebly website. It is a drawing of a person reaching the top and jumping over a mountain as the sun rises. The mountain is intended to symbolize struggles and the process of overcoming them. The person at the top is taking a leap of faith and commitment to push past a difficult situation. This could be your entire struggle with mental illness, just a small part of it, or some other aspect of your life. The sun, meanwhile, represents inspiration. Just as the sun rises in the East each day, you too will overcome the night. Be inspired to do whatever it takes to rise above the darkness in your life, even if it returns. (This is also the meaning of “Rise and Climb.”)
May 1, 2016 — Rise and Climb (#riseandclimb), Inspiration to Overcome’s first daily quote image post commitment, began on Facebook.
May 27, 2016 — Faith Friday (#faithfriday), Inspiration to Overcome’s first weekly Christian image post commitment, began on Facebook.
August 28, 2016 — Inspiration to Overcome’s new tagline (and recovery mindset) was introduced: I Can. I Will. I Have.
I Can – have faith that you can overcome
I Will – be determined to overcome
I Have – remember what you already have overcome
September 1, 2016 — Wisdom for Today (#wisdomfortoday), or Quote of the Day (#quoteoftheday), a meaningful quote-focused replacement for Rise and Climb, began on Facebook.
September 30, 2016 — Inspiration to Overcome joined Instagram! Wisdom for Today posts began on Instagram the following day.
November 30, 2016 — Scripture Sunday (#scripturesunday), a Scripture-focused replacement for Faith Friday, began on Facebook and Instagram.
January 25, 2017 — Inspiration to Overcome reached 100 followers on Facebook!
February 3, 2017 — Two Inspiration to Overcome Spotify playlists are created.
February 11, 2017 — Inspiration to Overcome posted its 100th Wisdom for Today/Quote of the Day post!
June 2, 2017 — The Wisdom for Today name was removed from what are now simply #inspirationtoovercome #quoteoftheday daily posts. I made this change to eliminate an unnecessary label and instead self-name this primary aspect of Inspiration to Overcome.
October 5, 2017 — Inspiration to Overcome’s permanent website, inspirationtoovercome.com (this site), was finally launched after over a year of slow and gradual work.
March 24, 2018 — After a long period of not having the time and energy, I am finally able to publish my first blog post, Define “Mental Illness”
June 1, 2018 — The launch of Inspiration to Overcome’s Etsy shop, Inspiration2Overcome, is announced.
June 14, 2018 — My first blog post is published by The Mighty!