I started my blog to share with women how I was making my fifties fabulous, how I was dealing with menopause, women that inspire me and to share my story. I didn’t have any expectations except I hoped that people would read my blog and share their thoughts. As I continue to share my story each week the more followers I get that share their story with me.
Over the last couple of months I’ve shared more of myself and my story than I originally planned. The direction I thought my blog would take has taken a 180 degree turn and has gone in a totally different direction. I thought I would write about the things I love like couponing and Las Vegas. Instead I’m writing about things that are emotional for me and are bothering me. I read a sentence on a reader board or a blog post or something happens at work or home that touches me in some way and I have to write about it. I have to. The words won’t stop running around in my head until I do.
On the flipside, I love the fact that all I have to do is enter the words like fear and anxiety in the look up line (for lack of a better term — it’s late and I’m tired) on WordPress, push go and boom! I can see blogs where bloggers might have the same issues as me and what they are doing to overcome them. I can try their suggestions and share it with the blogging community or I can go it alone. Reading other peoples blogs gives me different points of view, ideas and advice on how to make my life better from all over the world.
I never thought my blog would be a form of therapy for me, but sometimes as a write my post I am pouring part of who I am and what is bothering me into the post in a way I never thought I would. I am putting myself out there in a way I never have before and it feels good. It helps me emotionally to write about what is bothering me and get it out of my system. In a way I think it heals me.
Two days ago I wrote about my fear and anxiety about cracking the glass on my new phone because I wasn’t able to get the case I wanted. I thought if people read it that’s great and if they don’t that’s ok too. I just needed to get it out.
Are your blog posts therapy for you? If so, please share your story with me. I look forward to it!