Blogging As A Form Of Therapy

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!






4 thoughts on “Blogging As A Form Of Therapy”

  1. Hi! Yep, therapy absolutely. My blog has to do with cooking which I love to do. My life has not been easy. Fully recovered from a serious car accident, :), unemployed and well just difficulties in life. I love that I started my blog because now I get up in the morning and I am smiling. I love that I have made many new friends in the blog world and that I can share my recipes. 🙂

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