My efforts to blog about mental health and chronic pain are often not rewarded, not tangibly at least. I have yet to make blogging a “business” for myself, but it is an essential part of my life. It helps foster better mental health to share my trials and triumphs with you and I sincerely (with all of my heart) hope it somehow helps others. I think that most of the time it is completely self-serving though, as my written expressions are often a way for me to share, to release what’s on my mind and to feel like I am making some kind of a difference in the world. No matter what the reward, big or little, I am looking forward to continued blogging efforts and adventures. I learn so much from other bloggers and from taking the time to write myself.
Since I started out this blog with no real intention of it becoming anything more than a space for me to share, I can’t tell you how delighted I am when someone notices it, comments, or shares a post of mine with others. It is such an honor! As I have grown through my blogging I do hope to take it to a new level, to provide more community for others like myself who are dealing with chronic pain or illness and the mental health issues that so often accompany it. I hope to be able to reach more people who are struggling and inspire hope in their hearts.
All that said, you can imagine I was quite happy to find out that my blog made it to the “Top 50 Health and Wellness Blogs Worth Reading” by Medicalchemy. In fact, I am really thrilled. This list is made of up all kinds of health and wellness blogs and only ten on the list focus on Mental Health, so my blog is one of those ten! Wow! I don’t know how it happened, but I am thankful for the opportunity to be in such fine company. I hope you will visit the list because there are a lot (49 to be exact) of great blogs mentioned along with a brief description of each.
So, I don’t mean to be tooting my own horn, but I wanted to share the list with you. I also had to share how exciting it is to know that my blogging about mental health issues is recognized by someone as something special, because it certainly is special to me!