Hello readers and welcome back (to me and you!)
It’s been quite some time since I’ve written and for that, I’m sorry. I’ve been working through a huge growth period in my life – think complete care remodel, then double it. I’ve been so thankful for the time to spend on my journey to discover who I really am, and it’s also taken a lot out of me – emotionally, mentally, and physically. Triple whammy! Speaking of whammies – I’ve been updating the blog too! So, along with the changes to my person, I thought it was time to make some changes to my presence online – I hope you like them! I’ve had some trouble committing to writing and below are four things I’ve used to help build my confidence. I hope you read on.
Now that I’m in a more stable space with my mind, I’ve been thinking a great deal about what it means to have a blog. What goes into it? What does it look like? How does it sound? First, I’d like to rally all of us who hesitate to put our fingers to the keys, who think twice about putting those words to paper (or computer), and who worry whether their words will touch anyone. Your words matter. We have the right to write – so put those words down and don’t think twice!
Let’s get on the same page *wink wink* – here are some things I thought about to get me back to the blog:
• Our words matter – whether our words make sense to the world or only just to us, they matter and they are important. Important words deserve to be written down and it’s cathartic to move them from our head to the paper and to share with others. We never know to whom our words will matter.
• When we can’t speak, we should write – sometimes, especially in the mental health realm, we just can’t find the syllables. But, there’s still hope! The Writing Cooperative says writing is the next best way to communicate after speaking. Writing is how we communicate what we’re feeling, what we’re going through, and what we want to do about it. Keep moving forward, write it down!
• Turn down the noise, turn up the meaningful thoughts. Writing is a way to silence all the nonsense and let the true wisdom flow. I know throughout the day I find myself thinking about hundreds of things that don’t necessarily add to the person I want to be. Let’s get down to the nuts and bolts of our being and say hello to ourselves!
• Hard time communicating? Me too! Often times, when I try to share or talk about something important, I’ll have a difficult time focusing because of all the other thoughts in my head. Writing is a great way to practice communicating. Focus our thoughts, putting everything together into thoughtful messages, and being proud.
Together, let’s share! I’m not sure you want to hear what I have to say, but I definitely want to read what you have to say! Maybe something spoke to you from what I’ve written. Talk to me!