12 Mar This Journey is Bigger than Me.
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I didn’t know what to expect when I began this blogging journey. It all started when I had to find a way to break the news of Ariels diagnosis. I wrote the entry on my beauty business blog that didn’t actually get many views. Even as I hit publish my very thoughts were “I don’t know why I just did that, its not like any one is going to read it”
I was wrong and it was read. To get my thoughts out was such a huge relief during a particularly hard time and the load was lightened.
Thoughts and feelings were bottled up once again and a month later I wrote another post still doubting it would actually be read. It was read and the outpour of support was over-whelming. This was actually helping me and so it began.
Writing for me has sometimes been cathartic. Recently I have found out it has actually been helping others. I have had quite a few messages from other people opening up to me with their own journeys and thanking me for helping them to get through the hard times with some of my articles. I have had them ask for help and support. I have never actually experienced this before and it is certainly very humbling. It inspires me to keep going and to help others. I have also read articles by other bloggers that have touched and inspired me. There is some very interesting, witty and productive people out there. People that inspire me to be a better person.
All my life I could kind of see what would happen next but I did not see this coming. My course has been changed and this is a completely different journey compared to the one I was anticipating. Originally when I had just given birth to Ariel and she was diagnosed with Down syndrome I thought that I was going to change and become a completely different kind of person. I did change but not into a different person. I have become the person I was meant to be, the person I am deep down. I have had a friend tell me that having Ariel has put me on my true path. Another friend has told me it is though I have just “clicked” into my place in this life.
This journey so far has taught me what I truly want from life. To Inspire and to be inspired. I am truly blessed to be a part of Ariel’s World and this really is just the beginning.