I'm participating in WEGO Health's Health Activist Writer's Month Challenge (HAWMC) in April.
There are several different reasons why I write about my health, and specifically why I've chosen to begin writing about it in an online blog format.
Writing has always been very cathartic for me. It's a way for me to work through my thoughts and emotions. I've struggled so much, especially since my car accident. It was a huge step to get to a place where I could write any of it down at all... it actually made it more real or something.
One of the reasons I started writing on the computer was that I simply wasn't able to hand-write in a journal like I had been doing before. My injuries from my accident included problems with my neck and shoulder, so there was just too much pain. Typing wasn't a whole lot better/easier, but I've been able to do it for longer periods of time and get my thoughts out quicker (even though I'd still prefer to write in an old-fashioned journal).
I started a blog as an online journal. I've always enjoyed being able to be there for others and help them through tough times. I thought that maybe by sharing what I was learning about my illness and by sharing my experiences... that others might be able to learn something and be helped in some small way.
Jamie...I am so thankful you started your online blog and have become someone who not only understands my struggles...but is also someone i look to for support and advice without judgement.ReplyDelete