Define Your Pain: Put it Down on Paper

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Writing is Mental Therapy

 

The first week of being unemployed was one of the lowest points in my life. I had no direction, felt like I had no marketable skills to offer, and the overwhelming sense of loneliness was paralytic

I was lost, scared, and stopped believing in who I was and what I could do. How could all these emotions rise to the surface because of one set back in life? I felt that I failed. Not only myself but my family and friends.

Writing this blog has been a form of mental therapy for me. Sitting down in front of my computer and writing a sentence or two, or completing a 300-word post calms me and allows me to deal with the other stressful aspects of trying to figure out what I want to do with my life.

 

Define Your PainMend our wounds and define our pain

Writing this blog has been a form of mental therapy for me. Sitting down in front of my computer and writing a sentence or two, or completing a 300-word post calms me and allows me to deal with the other stressful aspects of trying to figure out what I want to do with my life.

Not matter the path I take I am extremely fortunate. I have a beautiful home, a new car, no health problems (that I am aware of),  and wonderful friends and family that love me.

I lost my job. So what? It did not define me. In fact, it was the best thing that ever happened to me. Waking up each morning, dressing in shirt and tie, and driving 30 minutes in rush hour traffic to a job I was not passionate about. That is no way to live your life.

 

Strengthen Your Talent by Exercising It

 

Discovering our talent can open up new worlds of possibilities, and opportunities. If you asked five people to list ten things they are really good at I bet they will not be able to list all of them. I know I couldn’t

This doubt of who we are and what we are capable of keeps us from becoming truly successful. This goes back to me being unable to explain to others why blogging is important to me and why I do it. I always wanted to write ever since I first learned how to print my name. Do I think I am a good writer? That goes back to the list I mentioned above.

Good or bad I enjoy it. I am passionate about it and even though I may not have 100 subscribers or 300 page views,  I am writing.

Like any muscle, if it is not used it will atrophy. To become better we must keep doing it. Over and over and over. The writing becomes stronger, I become better at it and truly have started to believe in myself.

Writing is Personal: Don’t Fear Sharing your Pain

Define Your Pain: The Personal Side of Writing

 

A Close friend of mine,  Christina Dawkins had casually mentioned while visiting her and husband, that she wanted to start a blog. She was not clear on how to start, what Blogging Platform to use, and if it was worthwhile for her to pursue.

I offered any assistance I could and told her that if she was truly serious about starting a blog then she definitely should do it.

Going over different blogging platforms she decided on using WordPress.com. It was easy to set up and free.

Last weekend she texted me that she had written her first post for her blog. At this point,  I was not sure what her blog was about. She sent me the link and I opened it immediately and started to read.

The first thing I noticed was the title “A Cyster’s Dream”. I thought she was being creative with changing the spelling of Sister to Cyster. Reading further I discovered that it was not only a creative choice but a personal one.

Keep in mind I have known her for close to ten years and I never knew that she was struggling with PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). She writes, “It is frustrating, maddening, and sometimes heartbreaking.”  PCOS is when a woman’s hormone levels get out of balance due to small cysts that form on the ovaries and can lead to diabetes or heart disease if not treated. It can also make getting pregnant difficult. 

Christina and her husband have been trying to have children and have not been successful. “As Long As I can remember I wanted to be a mother…”. This was the motivation behind her starting the blog. She needed a place to “rant and rave and spill my feelings out”.

She has an important message that needs to be told. Please check out acystersdream.wordpress.com. Her writing is close to the heart, full of emotion, and a topic that until now I knew nothing about. I am confident we will see more from Christina Dawkins. I truly hope so.

 

No Matter the Reason: Just Write

For each person writing is personal. For myself, it was the pain of losing my job and for Christina, it is the challenges of living with PCOS.

Readers of your blog will learn from your experiences, as I did with Christina’s story. It might challenge their beliefs or open their mind to a variety of different possibilities.

Discover who you are, Define your pain, and put it down on paper. Others will learn from your experiences.

 

 

 

 

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