Today is my 1 year WordPress birthday! Thank you to everyone who has supported me this year as I have been going through the healing process with my anxiety disorder. I have come such a long way and WordPress has contributed to a huge part of my growth!
As I have been reflecting on the growth of my Blog today and the decision to go forward with a Video Blog as well, I have been drawn to the idea that words are powerful. WE have been taught this concept since Kindergarten. However, with our society being saturated with social media, it is even more important to think about what we say. Our words, whether written or verbalized, hold the power to either spread positivity or negativity to those around us. As bloggers, our words are constantly under a microscope and I believe we should be examples of how to use our words to spread hope and love, not despair and loathing.
Let your beautiful words shine out brightly into the dark, cold world of criticism and malice.
I try to make sure I thank all of you as often as I can because you have been so supportive as I have put forth the continual efforts to gain back the control anxiety has stolen from me. It has been 5 months since my last panic attack and I am feeling mentally and spiritually healthy!
Blogging has truly helped me heal. Just by surfing through WordPress, I have found many of you who are struggling with the same illness and are bravely facing it each and every day! You all have been so open and honest, and it has helped me realize I am not alone in my struggles. That I am not weird or crazy. I’m just a woman who happens to experience anxiety.
Thank you for all the love and support you guys send my way every day! I truly appreciate it from the bottom of my heart.