Have you ever felt like something was missing? Yet, it was
hard to pinpoint? I mean, my husband and kids are happy and healthy, my marriage
rocks, I have a beautiful home, I seem to appreciate the little things in life
and although small, a beautiful extended family. Sure rough spots popped up now
and then but no matter what they were, we would seem to overcome them due to our
faith and unyielding love.
Yet, no matter how happy my life was, there was
still an ache in my heart. An ache that I had no purpose. An ache that I didn't
feel I was making a difference. An ache that friends weren't as loyal as they
used to be. An ache that two of my children would be going off to college in 18
months and I really didn't know what I was going to do with myself as a big
majority of my life is dedicated to my family. And ache that the positivity I
tried to exude often wasn't reciprocated in this world. Couple those aches with
an anxious personality, increasing social phobias and curve-balls and there were
days I felt like it wouldn't even matter if I got out of bed.
know what always kept popping in my mind was that so many of the blogs I was a
fan of DID make a difference in my life. Many of you bloggers would make me
smile with an inspirational post, a rocking' outfit, a yummy recipe, words of
advice and basically just seeing that there was still so much good in the world.
For the past three years, every time I finished reading a blog post by a favorite blogger, I
thought to myself, why don't I start a blog? Just maybe I'll brighten someones
day and jotting down my thoughts in that kind of format might be therapeutic.
I walked into our living room one day and said "Honey, I'm starting a
blog!" A week later, I hit the publish button, then again the next day, and the
next. Guess what, I wanted to get out of bed. Blogging inspired me! Heck I even
lost 3 pounds the first week because I was so busy blogging in my spare time
that I was forgetting to eat. I became even more organized and prioritized even
better than before. When people started commenting, I felt like hey, even if I
just make one person smile that's something! I found the blogging community
you be so kind, so supportive and so unselfish. I found myself wanting to get up
early in the morning just to check my feed so I could comment on other people's
blogs and let them know their content had meaning to me. If you're taking the
time to write a blog post you're a special person and it means that your whole
heart is in it.
I mean, it's not that often that I blog about something
serious but even if it's just a funny post, a fashion post, a family post or
yummy post, it's something. I may only be a minuscule speck in this whole wide
world of Internet but it's my speck and it saved my life. Maybe not literally but
figuratively, it lifted me up out of the pit and gave me a safe place to stand.
Cheers to this fun ride called Blogging, cheers to YOU, who put your
heart and soul out there everyday and cheers to those who take the time to read and truly
smile with you. xoxo
"Do what makes you feel good. Remind yourself of what you're good at and make sure you do that."