In my opinion, there are two things I could have done with this blog.
- Created with pictures and words, an image of me and what I’m doing that is not real.
- Put down what happened, as it happened, and how I felt about it, no matter how it made things look.
Yep, I’m human, so there may have been a time or two I did not live up to number 2, but I never meant to do that, and do not remember doing it.
It’s really been a great tool. It probably has mostly helped me learn to express myself a little bit. I enjoy it now. This blog has had a little over 262,000 page views. If memory serves me correct, I think I remember seeing that it has been viewed in over 125 countries.
When I attended a meeting in Lake Havasu Arizona, I met a practicing psychologist. He told me that as he read each post, on this blog, he could tell where I was emotionally, and sometimes physically. He told me I should be proud of the amount of honesty he thinks he saw in my posts.
It’s not that I don’t care what others think of me, because I do. They are my friends. I think the most value I can give them is to be honest and let them see my struggles. No, not because I want them to feel sorry for me, but I want them to know that when they struggle, they are not alone.
Creative and awesome planning has not been my forte, Moving forward, falling and getting back up and moving forward again, has been. I’m persistent.
I look forward to rest every night, and I look forward to each new day.
“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, I used everything you gave me” Erma Bombeck