Sharing My Voice

Sharing My Voice

microphone-626032_1920Hi, there!
I began blogging in 2009 at SparkPeople, as a pet project as I began a weight-loss journey.  It was helpful to talk myself through the process and find some internal inspiration/motivation to continue the habits that would keep me healthy.
Fast forward six years later…here we are.  I have wanted to commit to working on a blog for a long time now.  In fact, I’ve been writing articles for it for years.  However, I never took the time to play with the technology, and to keep a consistent habit.  My desire was ultimately to monetize a blog so that I could stay home with my children when I have them one day.  I have a URL, I don’t have a blog.  Writing on Sparkpeople was easy, I just had to type in their platform and post.  I’ve made it far more difficult than it needs to be.
Today I was reading a blog post by Henri Juntilla (from Wake Up Cloud, one of the original blogs that inspired me years ago), who said that I must tell my story.  It’s scary of course.  But I have a lot to say and I wouldn’t have continued writing all this time if I didn’t have something important to share.   My (writing) voice is small, weak even, but I want it to become strong so that I feel confident in what I have to say. 
Picture by Bridget

Photo by Bridget

On my best days, I think that I might just have something special to offer.  But of course, not all of my days are my best days.  On my worst days, I just want to crawl in bed and tell the world to leave me alone.   On both kinds of days, and every day in between, I still feel a longing in my heart to share my story with the world.  It’s not a perfect story.  It’s not a tragedy, a comedy, and certainly not a drama or an action story.  It’s not a fairy tale, it’s not science fiction, I wouldn’t even call it a biography. 

It’s just my story, the story of a 30-something gal trying to make her way in this crazy world.  Like everyone, I have family, friends, dreams, goals, priorities, causes I care about, and responsibilities.  I have questions, hesitations, doubts, fears, things I don’t think I will ever understand, and things I don’t care about at all (even if I wish I did).  I have areas in which I can improve, books I want to read, places I want to visit, and people I’d love to meet.
As a Social Worker by day, I believe that everyone has something important and valuable to share.  I believe that everyone’s experiences and perceptions are different and that we all have something special and unique to offer the world.  It’s time I lived up to my own expectation and start believing that my story is valuable too.
So here I am, stuck in the middle of all that, and finally—finally—I am ready to share my story.
About bridget

I was born and raised in upstate New York, where my parents still live, before escaping the cold weather to settle in North Carolina in 2008.
I am a Gemini, a middle child, a dreamer, a lover, an optimist, and a Social Worker. I have a cheesy sense of humor, a belief that all people are basically good, and a desire to improve the world around me.
I live in NC with my husband and our dog.

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