I’m Grateful for….Blogging

I love blogging. I have become quite addicted to the liberation of writing out my thoughts and feelings and putting them out there for the world to see. Well, perhaps not the whole world just yet, but I do have certain plans for world domination!

For a long, long time I did not write at all. Apart from writing various bits and pieces for my work I didn’t write a single thing for me.  When I look back at how much I enjoyed writing while at school and university it seems odd that I just let it all go.

But life happened and I embraced it and all the experiences it gave me. When I started to actually live all the things I had previously read about (I was a late bloomer!), my need to express my feelings through writing seemed to leave me.

That need didn’t return until I again required an outlet to work through my emotions while struggling with my son’s diagnoses of autism and albinism and trying balance an increasingly out of control work/life balance.

After the almost inevitable bout of depression that followed, it was suggested that I start writing out my feelings so I could identify my negative thoughts, acknowledge them and then leave them. I now write to make sense of the chaos of my life and to keep everything in perspective.  

Instead of a traditional paper journal I decided to (belatedly) start a blog – so here I am!

Blogging has given me so much more than just an outlet for my emotions.  It has opened up a whole new world of ideas and inspiration and support. I am motivated each day to interact with others, share the funny side of life and try to better myself in every possible way.  

In the end, it doesn’t matter if no-one ever reads my posts – I will still write regardless – but I will always be grateful for blogging. It has been an interesting, addictive, frustrating and liberating ride and I can’t wait to see where it takes me next!

That is why I blog.

I’m linking up to Maxabella Loves this week and joining in the I’m grateful linkup. If you have a lazy weekend ahead of you take your time and check out some other I’m Grateful posts – it’ll make your weekend!

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8 Responses

  1. Maxabella says:

    I am reading! And I know exactly what you are talking about, Kirsty. And just one year ago I was saying exactly the same things and now there are LOTS of people who seem to like reading what I have to say. Which adds another dimension to ‘blogging for myself’ – conversation! Which I absolutely love. x

    • Kirsty says:

      It’s hard to know at the start how things will turn out, isn’t it? I honestly started this as a journal but it is still really nice to get feedback and to know that maybe others are getting something out of what you are writing. Love your work Maxabella, I wish I had half the turn of phrase and humour and warmth that you have in your blog. I may not comment much but I do read every post, and enjoy them very much!

  2. georgi says:

    i totally agree. blogging starts as for yourself and then turns into something different – but still i do it for me. i love connecting with other bloggers who feel similarly. popped over from maxabella, have a lovely weekend! x

    • Kirsty says:

      Thanks Georgi. Yep, it is primarily for me and if others read and appreciate what I write that is a bonus. So thanks so much for dropping by and taking the time to leave a comment – you’ve made my day!

  3. Caz says:

    Just left a comment on your about me page – but here another. Blogging is fabulous – for so many reasons. Meeting new and interesting people is one of my favs. Looking forward to reading more of your posts Kirsty!

    • Kirsty says:

      Thanks Caz, I’ve also enjoyed reading your blog! Connecting with interesting and like-minded people is also one of my favourite aspects about blogging – who knew there was so much to read and absorb and appreciate on the interwebs?

  4. Laura says:

    Love this! I started blogging to deal with my divorce and it’s become better than therapy 🙂

    (popped over from Maxabella)

    • Kirsty says:

      Laura, thanks for dropping by. Blogging is not only better than therapy, it is also far, far cheaper! Will be checking out your blog too, thanks again for visiting and taking the time to comment!

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