Thank You to All Who have Joined my Journey
I must admit, I wasn’t sure this day would happen. There have been times I was close to 1,000 and then followers dropped. I never sought out why. I just assumed bots played a role so I wished them farewell. July marks five years for R.O.E. and I would be lying if I didn’t disclose inept feelings of failure as far as growing a following are concerned. However, the gratitude I have for the intimate, engaged community that follows my journey far outweighs the insidious low self-esteem that occasionally creeps in.
Thank you to all 1,008 of you who follow!
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Reach out to me
in a time of need
Confide in me
without expectation or envy
as the sky to the moon
Mimic the curves of my body
as a spoon
Worship my body
like a Sun God
in a cocoon
for ecstasy’s bloom
Passion resides here
Release me from fear
Shed not another tear
Hold me, dear
What does it mean to you?
Blogging Is Much More Than I Had Originally Thought
Sometimes it takes someone else to acknowledge things before I do so myself. Like blogging for example. I’ve never sat back and thought about what blogging means to me. Or what it means to have a blog. There are a handful of bloggers that began punching a keyboard four years ago alongside me that I remain in the loop with. Each of their blogs is more successful than my own. I say that with a sense of pride and inspiration. While communicating with Ashley from Mental Health@Home, I realized the integral role blogging plays in my recovery. So I went ahead and made a nifty list!
Blogging for me means this:
1. I have a support system.
2. I have a safe space to share my vulnerabilities.
3. Others are on a similar life journey and are compassionate of mine.
4. I am not alone.
5. Others do care.
Yes, a simple itemized list of 5 sums up the feels I get from having a blog. Anyone who is human can attest these are critical to have and not to recovery alone; in life.
This blog is witness to transformation.
This blog is a testimony of life.
This blog reminds me to breathe.
This blog mirrors tears, hopes, dreams, and fears.
This blog embraces mistakes.
This blog is a display of endurance and strength.
This blog is the result of what I receive as a blogger on WordPress.
Isn’t that a beautiful thing?
Just by being yourself, you have a deep impact on someone else’s life.