I have a lot of people ask me why I write, more specifically, why I write about the things that I do. I have written posts about why I feel it’s important to connect with others. Blogging allows me to share my experiences so that anyone looking can find a place they feel accepted and understood.
Diabetes can feel like a lonely road. More than likely you aren’t going to know a lot of people in your every day life who are also living with this disease. For me, I went years before I felt like I wasn’t fighting this battle by myself. It wasn’t until one day I decided to bravely take to the world wide web and start searching for others. I thought, there just has to be someone out there who can relate to my situation. Guess what? There was.
A whole community of people sharing.
My hopes for this blog is that someone will come across the words on these cyber pages and finally feel that relief. The feeling of, yes, someone does get it. Because I can tell you personally, it was a fantastic moment when I realized it. Family and friends are wonderful for support but there is something so amazing about finding people who are actually in the same boat as you. Trying to figure out how to work those darn life vests/tools.
I write because I have a story to tell and even if only one person can relate, understand, or whatever..well, then I am doing my part. It’s not about how many people visit your site, or ad space..no, it’s about making real connections and friendships with people. I am thankful for every person who has stopped by my little neck of the woods.
No matter what though I will continue writing what comes from my heart.
And I hope that if you’re reading this you know that I will always be in your corner. Cheering you on.
Smile, there’s always a reason to.