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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