Sharing my story can be, at times, a very daunting aspect. I’m openly speaking about my life with no boundaries for the world to see, yet there’s a light beaming down on me every time I type.
Sitting here writing today’s post, I went into my own little bubble. OK, a rather large bubble, as I’m not the smallest of people, but it’s still a bubble. A bubble, where I block out everything around me, and I just pour my heart out into every post.
I’m a talker. Anyone that knows me will agree. I REALLY could talk for England! Yet, I was never this open. I was an individual who’d keep himself to himself, and ensured nobody had a way to judge me, yet I now run a blog. A blog that’s soon to be my full-time job.
Things change. People change. Blogging has helped this change.
If I had never started John’s Road to Volunteering, I don’t think I would have shared my personal story. I don’t think I would have spoken up about my childhood mental health.
Blogging is a way where I can be me. Yes, there’ll be dicks lurking around, waiting to troll the heck out of my content, but that doesn’t change the quality of my content. The quality of my content is unique to me and John’s Road to Volunteering focus is on my personal story; you can’t really troll that. They can try if they like, but they won’t make an impact, as the impact is the outcome of my actions.The outcome that saw me share my mental health story and the weight lifted off my shoulders.
Blogging helped me. Volunteering helped me. ALL of you helped me.
The light that is blogging opens pathways for people to share their story and in a way they want. Blogging has taught me so much about myself; many I never considered. I never considered telling my mental health story, and I certainly didn’t anticipate I’d be sharing to people around the world.
STORY-TELLING IS RELEVANT! BLOGGING IS RELEVANT! OPENING UP IS RELEVANT!
People will continue to shy away from the truth, if there’s no door being opened for them. Some people won’t create that door themselves, so they need the support of another person. Support that could be a blog post like this, where people feel inspired to share their story and in a matter of days, weeks, months, they do.
The light in blogging isn’t the platform to share one’s story, but the stories that are being told. Bloggers are what makes blogging what it is today, and having those around you who love and adore you, the light shines bright.
It shines bright leading you into a life full of happiness, leaving any potential regret to one side.
I don’t regret sharing my personal story to the world, and I never will, as I know with each blog post, I’m helping someone. The light you all beam on my life is being beamed on another person’s life and that’s just beautiful!
The light is beautiful, as we’re shining bright together!