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I am all about having a cause so to speak. Something that drives you and allows you to have a voice. Some people find that by creating art or music. I find it by “teaching” or blogging.
Blogging? Nope, Nope, Nope, but…
I have always felt the calling of becoming a teacher so I acted on it and became a math teacher (I know, math has nothing to do with writing). Being a math teacher was great for a while, but ultimately it just wasn’t a good fit for me.
A couple years ago I went to a conference for my former company and one of the presenters said I should start a blog. I almost spit my coffee in her face (I didn’t, that would have been total coffee abuse, lol). Even with all the classes, I have taken, papers I have written, and reports I had to do – I have never enjoyed writing, lol. Why in the hell would I “want” to blog? I totally dismissed the idea and went on with my life.
Nagging Inner Voice
After that conference, I had a nagging little voice that said: “you should blog”. I kept ignoring it because again, I never really felt the need to write and had been told I sucked at it when I was in the military. I still dismissed the idea.
Then I started seeing information about doing a Blogging Boot Camp where they teach you everything you need to know and help you set it up. I also happen to have a love-hate relationship with technology. I love to use and hate to deal with setting up stuff or fixing it, lol. But again, the little nagging voice kept saying do it, take the class, it will be awesome, lol.
I listened to the Nagging Voice
Yep, I took the class. I love to learn and would be a professional student if that was a job. I got all the information I needed to create my very own blog and “decorate” it how I wanted and subsequently have taken advanced blogging classes as well that I have also really enjoyed. Why Blogging is Therapeutic
Even though I do not blog about the same topics that I did when I first started, I still enjoy it. Granted there are days that it feels like more of a job than a passion. When that happens, I take a break, give myself grace and then come back to it.
Blogging = Journaling = Therapy
Let me just be honest right now, I hate journaling. I have tried and even see the value in it, but it is just not me (don’t hate me). I know there is a lot of science behind it, but journaling in the traditional sense just stressed me out (kind of counterproductive) until I started blogging.
It may sound weird, but blogging gives me joy. Do I love every aspect of blogging, nope, but I think that comes with anything one does. I found that I liked writing even though I sometimes struggle with it.
I like that it gives me the opportunity to have a voice on the issues I care about. It also gives me purpose. Because I chose to blog about Celiac disease, I do research on it. It helps me to stay abreast of new information and products that are out there. I also blog about mindset, something that can be linked with everything.
Why Blogging is Therapeutic
Blogging helps me work through my anxiety flares because it makes me feel like I am getting control of my emotions at the time. I know in reality it is just helping me process the craziness that is going on in my brain, but regardless, it works for me.
So I ask you this, do you think blogging could be therapeutic for you? When I started blogging I would have said no, but now, I obviously say yes. Why Blogging is Therapeutic