I first started to blog as an escape, as a outlet for me to express myself. There is no judgement when I write, just my freedom. To have the ability to accurately convey my thoughts through my writing is just what I need. Before I started to blog I felt lost. Independently I had no clue who I was. I, of course, have always been a proud mom and wife but questioned who I was without those titles. That all changed, not only do I know me but I love me. I value who I am and my writing helped me get there.
Being an active blogger has allowed me a little space in the world that’s just mine. I have a voice to be heard, no matter the content. If there is one thing I’ve learned from blogging it’s to write about what’s on your mind, what you love, or what you’re going through, just to name a few. It was a process to sit down and let the words flow organically. I gave myself the permission to be open through my writing and let go of the reservation or fear.
Blogging has been a journey that has changed my life. It forced me to take a closer look at my inner-self. At times I saw things I despised and vowed to improve on, in the same instance, it helped me focus on my strengths. It’s given me a silent confidence that has been missing for so long.
I started to blog around the same time my health issues started to take over. I didn’t even realize the two coincided. I had a “reason” for each problem I was experiencing from anxiety to fatigue… there had to be a explanation. My writings became my therapy and a form to reflect on what was occurring.
My anxiety led me to push myself to begin blogging. I felt like the only time I could get a hold of myself was when I wrote. If I felt negative I wrote what it took to be positive. I’d express what it takes to overcome obstacles, where to find strength, or how to love yourself. All things I struggled with. Those writings made it possible for me to grow, I gained perspective, and most of I fell in love with me.
Blogging regularly gave me just what I needed when I needed it. The process has been eye-opening and has given me insight I couldn’t have gotten anywhere else. It’s me, in my own words. The power of being a blogger is something I will forever be thankful for and cherish.