Blogging about life but not the bad stuff

Today I resolve to carry on blogging about life but not certain bad stuff.

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We had a lovely weekend – full of happy times and sunshine.

Then on Monday, life threw us a curveball and not a very nice one to say the least.

Shock, disappointment, tension, rows.

Normally I would blog it out.  People would send virtual hugs.

This time I am going to try a different approach.

I can bleat on and it won’t change things.

I can wallow a bit or a lot as online friends tell me how awful it is.

I can hide in the sanctuary of my blog and on social networks.

That won’t make things change.

But the girl who was changed families before she was 12 months old.

The girl who was the first to go to Oxbridge from her school.

The girl who made her own career choices that may not have made any sense to others.

The girl who has an impressive Curriculum Vitae even though it feels like it belongs to somebody else.

She can take the blank sheet and write something spectacular.

Here’s to the future.

 

What do you think? Is it a good idea to write about the bad stuff in life? Do you do that when you are facing challenges perhaps not of your own making? Does it help? Is it therapeutic? Do you enjoy the virtual hugs and sympathy? Does it make people close to you realise you need some support?

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  1. Leigh - Headspace Perspective August 6, 2014 / 10:30 am

    Interesting post. It’s easy to take to our blogs to have a moan about things. I’ve been taking to my own blog as a form of therapy after losing my baby ( which is seen as more than a moan I hope). I’ve been trying to balance my sorrow with the positives in life – like you say, wallowing won’t change anything. Not wallowing can make life seem a bit more like worth living. x
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    • Kate Davis-Holmes August 7, 2014 / 3:37 pm

      I am so sorry to hear of your loss and will certainly be checking out your blog. I have used my blogging as therapy a lot to deal with post-natal depression, redundancy and bereavements. I don’t think there is anything wrong in doing that but I want to try to take a different approach this time. Have you heard of Reasons to be Cheerful – it is a weekly way of recording the good stuff run over on the Ojosworld blog. I find it very helpful.
      Thanks for commenting
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  2. suzanne3childrenandit August 6, 2014 / 6:19 pm

    This is all very cryptic Kate but I agree with you, certain things are not for our blogs or social media. I wonder why we feel the need to take them there? Two reasons for me: 1. Sympathy/empathy and 2. It’s therapeutic. I hope that you find another way to comfort yourself or at least air your feelings. Onwards and upwards 🙂
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    • Kate Davis-Holmes August 7, 2014 / 3:40 pm

      I have certainly used my blogging in the past and in recent times to get my thoughts and feelings out when life throws up challenges. I agree it is therapeutic and it is nice to feel others get where you are coming from and care. I don’t know why I want to take a different approach this time, partly it is because I don’t have the same freedom that I did when blogging anonymously or when hardly anyone read the blog. Partly just a gut instinct that I need to take a different course this time.
      Thanks for commenting.
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  3. Mari August 7, 2014 / 3:35 pm

    Sometimes you just can’t share can you and I admire you for your go get ’em attitude.
    You will survive, you’re a natural survivor
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  4. Kate Davis-Holmes August 7, 2014 / 3:41 pm

    Hi Mari
    Thanks for the comment. I think I drift and brood way too much so want to try a different approach this time.
    You made me smile when you said I am a natural survivor – good job eh?
    Thanks for commenting
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