One of the battles I have with finding my voice on this blog is how to strike the right tone and make it a positive, encouraging little corner of the internet. This is causing me to have the worst bloggers block, but I know I need to tell my story and talk about some of the life experiences that have made me the woman I am today. I know I need to fight the temptation that goes along with sharing my story to wallow in regret and ‘what ifs’ and the could have beens, which is definitely not what living out plan B is all about. I truly feel very grateful that in the last few months something has gone on inside of me and I am so much more at peace with where I am at in life at the moment. It definitely isn’t how I was feeling last year when I first knew I needed to start this blog.
Another struggle I have is with just how much of my faith anyone wants to read about, if at all. I’m a Christian and much of my quiet time with God over the years has involved journalling so it is actually quite hard for me to switch that part of my thinking off, I hope you don’t mind too much as I do want to write about issues that affect the disabled and ill as time goes on as well. I’ll try to be normal about it, I promise. But the more I think about what I want to say, the more difficult I find it to separate my faith from my story. In real life I’m pretty down-to-earth, I swear a little bit too much (I know I shouldn’t), I like a glass of wine or two, I’m definitely pretty real and I hope this comes across in my writing. Otherwise I might need to come take you all for a pint and have a chat, which would be so fun, but probably a bit exhausting.
Over the coming weeks I’m going to start sharing my story, it’s pretty personal, so I hope you stick with it and I hope, somehow it brings comfort and encouragement to someone, somewhere who needs it.