Sunday, March 17, 2013

Why Blog?

Why and when did I start blogging . . . 

I wrote about it here back in 2009. I just wanted to give it a try, and suddenly found myself with a little free time and a lot of frustration. I was also in the midst of recovering from recognizing myself as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. I wanted to find a way to tell my story and share with other people -- to aid my own healing, but hopefully to help others as well.

It took a while for me to feel it was okay to broach the abuse issues on a blog, and I was terrified of any form of criticism. What I found instead, was an online community that embraced my need to "talk", and actually appreciated my (sometimes) brutal honesty. Who knew!

So over the past 3 1/2 years I've talked about abuse survival, recovery, panic attacks, flashbacks, and memory pain. But I've also shared recipes, crocheting projects, sewing projects, poor housekeeping, attempts at organization, and photography. I've also found myself again, after years of sifting through the sh*t from my childhood. I see light again -- and not just at the end of the tunnel. Sure there are still bad days -- and occasionally bad weeks -- but the on the whole things are a lot better than they used to be. And I believe writing this blog and getting such positive feedback, has been hugely instrumental in that process.

So thanks to all my regular readers, and welcome all the new ones.

And thanks to whoever came up with this crazy idea called blogging in the first place.

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4 comments:

  1. The biggest surprise for me was that I never expected such community when I started blogging. A wonderful gift. Unexpected! Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  2. Great story, I'll have to check out your crochet and sewing projects too :)

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  3. I am so thankful that you've found healing and friendship through blogging. I'm amazed at the sense of community among bloggers and have found that to be a huge blessing in my own life as well. It's like I finally stumbled across people who think like me. I'm a newer follower and am enjoying going back and reading your old postsl :-)

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  4. I never thought I would like blogging as much as I do. :) I love that everyone has a reason.. I am so glad it has been so positive for you!

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