(Here’s the beginning of this post – Why I Blog (in case you were curious) – Part 1)
The biggest reason that I blog? I like to write; I always have. And I need to vent and share. I want to get my thoughts out and examine them, roll them around, “air them out” and acknowledge them. And it has become a bit of a personal challenge for me; to put myself out there and write about my life.
Nothing I write about is going to change the world. It’s just thoughts and experiences that are unique to me; or at least, the way I choose to express them is unique. No one else will choose exactly the same words to convey the same feelings and experiences. No one else sees the world quite like I do, through my singular set of past “life experiences.”
That’s just a fancy way of saying I am unique, one of a kind … “special.” 😉
I think all my life experiences have given me a unique perspective on life. My life, anyway. Being a widow and a mom gives you a different outlook on things. For example, you get used to doing for yourself. You become more self-sufficient. It’s not that family and friends aren’t willing to help; they will if I ask. But sometimes it’s a matter of pride – I admit that. I don’t want to be perceived as “needy.” And to be honest, after three years I sometimes forget that I still can ask for help.
Speaking of needy … see my next post for my thoughts on THAT subject. 😉