Today is a celebration of a sort. A year ago, I turned to my fiancé, now husband, and told him I wanted to start a blog. The very next morning, I got online and started writing. I haven’t stopped since.
It all started just a few months ago with nothing more than a laptop and a dream. I didn’t know at the time if I would have enough subjects to cover, enough words to say, or if I would get bored with this project and move on to something else. I could feel on the inside that I had a lot to say, a voice that needed to be expressed. Since I’m an introvert, writing down my thoughts, my knowledge, my beliefs is a lot easier than trying to formulate them in a vocal conversation.
I have always been drawn to writing. In high school, fellow students used to pay me to create short stories with their names in it. I have several story idea started, but never quite completed. As much as I love reading and creating fiction, there was something about writing about subjects that truly passionate me, that are more personal and true that was stronger.
It’s been a year and I love my blog. I want to thank all of you who have followed my blog, commented and liked. I am quite aware that I am still very new to the blogging world and that some of my blog posts are better than others, I’m still learning and growing both as a blogger and a human being. I write about numerous subject, some more difficult than others. I write about things that I love or hate, things that matter, relationships and how to be a better human being.
I believe in everything I write with every fibre of my being. I am also very aware that I am human and sometimes I either don’t practice what I preach or I learn through practice that my approach wasn’t the best. I struggle with my concepts and my beliefs always trying to better myself, to open my mind, to be as inclusive and understanding as possible. I have insecurities, I struggle with anxiety and depression as well as with multiple chronic illnesses. Why settle for just one illness when you can have a collection?
I struggle as a human being and as a parent who is responsible for raising other human beings with issues of their own. I’m in my head way too much. I have a story, like everyone else and I am as excited to learn about other people’s thoughts, experiences and beliefs, as I am sharing my passions.
We all have many parts of us, many layers. As I write and read past posts, I learn about myself as much as I learn about the world around me.
We live in a really interesting time. As much as I learn from the experiences of others. I hope that some will learn from my experiences. I will continue to document my journey and share my stories.
I am so thankful that no matter what I still have a voice. I still have the power to be vocal and shout at the top of my lungs and write for what we believe in. I am so thankful for you, our army of bad ass feminists or/and activist. Together we will continue to strive for change.
“Blog feel small? If you have just one reader and your blog changes their life your blog is big enough.” – Darren Rowse