I’m gonna be honest with you…sometimes blogging sucks. It’s hard and emotional and uncomfortably vulnerable. Seriously, I often wonder why I still do it.
I mean I pour my heart and soul into what I write then wonder if anyone actually reads it. It’s difficult enough sometimes to form complex emotional thoughts into words but then to have it out there in the world for all to see and judge…well, let’s just say it takes copious amounts of courage to let my authentic self be seen and heard.
And yet, I continue to blog about some very personal things — my life, my running and my yoga practice. I guess I hope that someone out there reads my words and finds something that can help them — whether I ever know it or not. In the end, I just feel like it’s my calling to share my voice and my story with the world. I’ve learned that where it lands and how it’s received isn’t something I can control. So, every time, as I hit “Publish” on a post, I’m surrendering to whatever comes next.
Then, every once in a while, some validation rolls in – mostly in the form of emails, messages and comments that totally blow my mind. It turns out that when you share your vulnerable stuff, others feel empowered to share their’s. And that’s a really powerful thing. By holding space for myself to be human, I’ve given others permission to do the same.
And once again earlier this week, this little blog (my baby) was recognized as one of the top running blogs — this time by Fittous in its Top 75 Running Blogs to Follow. I cannot tell you how proud I am to have my work be featured on the same list as so many other fabulous running bloggers.
Sometimes blogging sucks…and sometimes it helps me remember that I’m exactly where I belong.