After several months of mentally curling up into a ball and wanting not to be … I needed a place to think what I was thinking; to feel what I was feeling; and to question what I was questioning.
This blog became that for me … and more:
- It helps me be who I am and become who I am becoming
- It helps me to feel what I feel
- It helps me question what I believe and remember what I know
- It takes me deeper into myself; into God; into living
In a way … it saved (and is saving) my life.
Maybe you think that’s a bit dramatic, a bit over the top … but what I was doing in the latter months of 2006 wasn’t living … it was existing, marking time. And who knows how long that limbo would have lasted, but my very good friend and spiritual mentor, Jon, suggested that I take up blogging – and I started writing …
- and talking
- and praying
- and responding
- and feeling
- and healing
And even these days, from this healthier place, the weeks and months when I don’t have time (or think I don’t have time) to write, I start to free fall back into that half-life … existing without living.
** This post is an entry in the can writing keep us well – group project hosted by Confident Writing.