Some wonder what is the point of blogging? Why let everyone in on such personal private feelings? For me, writing has always been an outlet, a way to develop my thoughts. I never claimed to be any good, but I don’t have to be. It’s my words…my feelings…my life captured on a page. It allows me to pour my feelings onto a page, set it aside and move on until I want to revisit it.
I thought about starting a blog for a long time but never had true purpose until we lost DJ. I find myself drawn to words by other people who have had similar experiences. I combed the internet for blogs and writings that spoke to me. Reading these things validated my feelings. It lets me know that what I am feeling is normal. Reading and writing for me is a way to navigate my grief. If my words on this blog help one person realize they are not alone, then the vulnerability I feel by “putting it all out there” is well worth it.
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I almost feel like I was reading my own words when I was reading your “Why Blog?” section. I feel the exact same way. I’m not a writer, but I’ve always wanted to start a blog, I just didn’t have a passion until we lost Joshua. I found and still find comfort in reading other’s blogs. They make me feel less alone and more normal in my grieving. May God bless you and others through your blogs!
Was reading some of your blog too and our stories sound pretty similiar. The “club” sucks but nice to know that we are in it together.
“Reading and writing for me is a way to navigate my grief.”
I feel the same, Alex.