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Article by Wendy McCance
I was reading random blogs on the internet when I came across this quote. “Write to save yourself and someday you’ll write because you’ve been saved.” Anne Michaels, Fugitive Pieces. When I started my blog, I was in a horrible place. The world had disappointed me, and I had disappointed me. I was so lost and depressed that I scared myself. I honestly don’t know what provoked me to look into blogging but I knew that if I didn’t get those feelings out in one way or another the future wouldn’t look good.
When I started writing, I wrote with the utmost truth to my words. It wasn’t about being brave, but more about being honest with myself and having a safety net of anonymity in the people who would read what I had to say. After a couple of blogs I started to feel as though I was throwing up all of the thoughts that had been buried for so long. I couldn’t sleep or do mindless chores without a million thoughts cramming in my brain begging to be released onto a page to be read.
I was recently talking with my husband about the experience of writing a blog. It has been the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. Every time I write, I come away from the experience as though I just finished a very successful therapy session. I feel lighter and more tuned in to my feelings. I have a much better understanding of what I want, where I want to go and how I might get there.
The bonus of this experience has been that I found out I love writing in a way that nothing else has matched. I have had wonderful comments from people, and feel a kind of loving support surrounding me. I love this quote that I stumbled across! As I have begun to heal myself, I have reached out to others on the verge of the same experience as me and I am offering my support and love to them.
The future now excites me. The possibilities are endless, and I have learned something that I will pass down to my children to help them on their journey.
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