Yesterday I posted about Washout on Friendships, I was taken aback by some of the responses I got from it. But I believe that I was led to write it. Not because I wanted sympathy but because I know that there are people who are struggling with these issues like I am. When I first started my blog, there was one comment that always stood out for me. And that was finally, I have found someone who thinks and feels the same way I do.
I will admit that I have strayed a little bit when it comes to sharing my feelings here and I have felt something missing in my blogging. It wasn’t until last week when I was attending a Skillpop workshop on Monetizing Your Blog taught by my friend Molly from Still Being Molly that I had a lightbulb go off in my head.
She instructed us to think about our mission statement. And that was when it hit me. My mission is to show even if it is just one person that they are not alone. That their feelings are valid. I will admit that I struggled with writing that post last night. First, because I resisted the call to write it and second because I knew the bounce back, it would cause. And believe me, I resisted hard. But that comment that Molly made about my mission statement kept sticking with me.
So yesterday, I sat at my computer and said “Okay, God I hear you. Let your words flow from my hands.” So that is the place where this post came from.
Writing for me has always been a form of therapy. I always feel so much better after getting everything out on paper. I usually just write in my journal, but yesterday I just felt led to write it on the blog. One of my friends, who I respect and love dearly said you just don’t put something like that out on a very public website. And my answer to this is that if one person could get healing from this then yes it was right. If that one post could help someone who felt alone or betrayed as I had, know that they are not alone, then the post did what it was supposed to do.
So my new mission statement is