On Friday I had the tremendous honor of sharing my story as a woman living with lupus on the website Autoimmune Mom.
I embarked on my life as an author and blogger nearly one year ago. Over most of last year I spent a lot of my time and energy reaching out to health sites and fellow bloggers with requests to guest post, or contribute in other ways. Most of my inquiries went ignored. I wasn’t expecting everyone I contacted to fall all over me, but I guess I did expect the courtesy of a simple reply.
Maybe someday they will see something in me.
I have many motivations for putting myself out there. Expanding my online presence is always wonderful. But my primary motivation is to always grow as a writer, and continue with the catharsis that writing gives me. I sincerely thank Autoimmune Mom for their confidence in me, their message, and their steadfast belief in the power of real stories.
I feel so grateful for the opportunity to connect with so many amazing people in this way.
The world suddenly doesn’t feel as lonely.
In writing about my illness, I have learned that being open about the things that challenge me is the most healing thing I can do. It has led me to the heart of who I am, and despite everything, I can say with complete sincerity that I like what I have discovered.
I’ve got so much to offer.
And so do you.
Never be afraid to voice your truth.
Have a blessed week.
To read my story on the very amazing Autoimmune Mom, visit:
www.autoimmunemom.com is a wonderful resource for those of us living with autoimmune disease, and for the loved ones of those who suffer.