Blogging is therapeutic and fulfilling.
My experience on WordPress has been exactly as above. I’ve been finding lots of new ways to challenge what I know and believe myself capable of on the Stevenswisconsin project. For example, coping with my social anxiety enough to take on a travel/photography project where I’m interacting with people daily. I don’t lack social skills, however depression made it difficult to interact with people as it didn’t seem meaningful or even possible in that condition. Luckily, I’m doing much better thanks to a good support system and great mental health care. I’m just glad I made it to here.
There’s a lot to be said for blogging just for its own sake. It’s kind of like keeping an online diary that other people can comment on — Facebook, except better and less personal in the right way. There’s something to be said for revealing the parts of yourself online that might seem difficult to do in person. You’ve time to prepare what you’d like to say, to correct mistakes and perfectly spell every word. The pressure is off, but it’s also relieving of the internal pressure of trying to be your best self all the time.
I dunno. Maybe I’m still in the honeymoon phase of this whole blogging thing. I’m still enjoying myself immensely. Thank you all for reading and for your support.
P.S The dogs are my Mom’s, their names are Chance and Penny.