August 28, 2015

I have debated for some time whether or not I wanted to begin a blog. I have debated it for a couple of reasons. First, I hate being a trend (which I think is a trend itself…so). It seems that everyone now a days has either a blog or is writing a book. I wonder some times really how necessary it is to have that much information available. Seriously, how many books really are needed. Don’t get me wrong, I love books, but there is only so much new information available. Chances are whatever someone is writing has been written before. That being said, read my blog anyway, even if you have heard this before. Second, I was told from a young age that if you put personal information on the internet you will always get a stalker and something horrible will happen to you that will eventually end up on the news. I, of course, unquestionably believe this and as such am hesitant to put anything online. Therefore in order to ensure this does not happen…. if you are a stalker or murderer and reading this, don’t kill me. I am quite bland and you will just be wasting your time and end up disappointed.

Given the reasons not to blog then, you must be asking, why did I decide to write this blog? Good question, I am happy knowing I have such a smart audience. The truth is, I want what everyone wants, to be heard, to be seen, to be connected. We all have a deep longing inside of us to feel accepted and heard by another, and while we often are too shy or ashamed to actually ask for such a need to be met, it is often this desire that drives us and determines our behaviour. While I have many a loving friend that does fulfill such a need inside of me, I yet desire to use my knowledge and experience on a wider level. What is the point of enduring or learning if others cannot benefit? Therefore, this is my attempt to be heard and to use what I have learned and experienced in an attempt to help others.

So what will this blog be about? Everything, nothing… I don’t know…. life. Ya.. that’s it, it will be about life. It will be about the pain, joys and struggles that we all experience. It will be about the emotions that make life the best and the worst and about how we cope with everyday stresses. It will talk not about what funny thing my dog did today, cause really that has been done way too much already, but will talk about what is happening in your brain as you witness a dog doing something funny. It will be about how to cope with anxiety, depression, children and many other psychological phenomena. It will not be depressing, (cause how does that help depression) but will instead be hopeful and hopefully help you to be more hopeful.

None of us has life perfectly. The best we can hope for is to have life somewhat together. And I hope to help you have it more somewhat together than it has been before.

There it is then. A quick and interesting little introduction to my blog. Stick with me and enjoy.