I have issues. I mean, who doesn’t, but some people are better at dealing with their issues than others. Like Super Why. That kid has his shit together. He always has a super big problem, but never fails to find the answer within 30 minutes, just by reading a fairy tale with his friends. No BS there, just straight problem-solvin’.
But I digress (often). I have issues. And I like to write. And they always say you should write about what you know. And what I know best is my overstuffed cargo hold of baggage. And I also know that many English teachers would faint at so many sentences started with ‘and,’ but what can I say – I’m a rebel like that.
Blogging, for me, is a form of therapy. It’s not healthy for me to keep feelings, thoughts and ideas all bottled up inside. Eventually, I get shaken up so much that I explode (not pretty). To avoid eruptions, I let it out in small doses in the form of blog posts. Sometimes I get feedback, which is awesome, and sometimes I don’t, which is fine too. Writing helps me work through difficult emotions and situations, so even if nobody reads it I still benefit. It’s bonus points if someone else benefits from my writing.
I write about my adventures as a mommy, but I also write about my past and how it has shaped my present. These often overlap, as my childhood issues pop up in my mothering. There’s always a lesson to be learned, it seems.
I also blog because it’s fun. I’ve recently joined a blogger group and have been meeting the most awesome ladies. For someone who is a little clumsy at making friends in real life, the blogosphere is a gold mine.
Today, I’m linking up with the kick-ass peeps for Finish the Sentence Friday. It’s hosted by Janine at Confessions of a Mommyaholic, Dawn at Dawn’s Disasters, Kate at Can I Get Another Bottle of Whine and Stephanie at Mommy, For Real. Check them out!