On a day that I was feeling
lonely, and frustrated,
I had to desire to reach out.
I had been thinking for a while about starting a blog,
so that I could connect with people who might understand
how I live each and every day,
and I thought it would be a cathartic way
for me to purge and share my feelings.
It was only 2 and a half short months ago that
I created my WordPress blog, and without much of a plan
I jumped blindly into the wonderful world-wide web –
I sat all alone on a Friday night and wrote
When I hit “publish” for the very first time
I thought to myself “Here goes nothing!”,
and had absolutely no idea what I was in for….
With my breath held in my chest,
and anxiety in my heart,
I came back, day after day –
and wrote more openly, more candidly
and with more vulnerability than I even knew I could –
The fear of persecution didn’t hold me back,
I was nervous BUT
I wrote anyway…
I wrote when I was angry, when I was sad, when I was encouraged,
when I felt like falling apart….
79 short days ago I ventured into the “unknown”
and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
Outstretched hands of support have turned into solid friendships,
friends have turned into family,
and my original post turned into 190 in a blink of an eye –
what started out as a diary has become a community of love,
sharing, compassion, and encouragement.
I am in awe of the journey that has led me here –
and so VERY grateful for each and every one of you who has come
to this page, and actually WANTED to read my words –
All of you who leave comments for me, day after day.
YOU keep coming back,
And that means more to me than you will ever know.
I cannot imagine my life without Graceful Agony now,
just like I cannot imagine my life without all of you –
You have given me MORE than you’ll ever know.
So for my 190th post
I wanted to take the time to thank all of you
from the bottom of my heart.
My life is forever changed because of you.
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