As individuals, each of us have our own unique personality traits and characteristics. Some of them we may like, some of them we may not. Either way, it is these qualities that make us who we are. One thing you may have noticed about me is that when I am faced with a difficult situation, I tend to turn into a bit of a hermit. My first instinct is to look inward to reflect and really think about the situation. I become more of an introvert and much less of an extrovert. I did find recently that this isn't always the case when it comes to my feelings towards other people, especially their safety. I experienced this this weekend when I was picking up my sister and I thought she was lost in the airport. Apparently I also have a personality trait that includes a crazed mother bear. Let's just say it I will be working on that part of my character because no one needs to see that again. At least I can say that I fight for my children, but in most cases my closest friends and family know that if I haven't talked to you for a while, it usually means that something is going on. I realize now, that this might not be the best quality to have when you are a blogger.
I had a great talk with some friends about this topic today. I find that having new perspectives is helpful. My main goal for this blog is for it to be inspirational. I write as a form of healing, but I also write with the intention of helping people. Not everything I write is positive, but for the most part I try to keep it that way. That becomes hard sometimes when I am facing personal difficulties. This brought up the topic of social media, and the Facebook effect for example. People have a tendency to post only the happy things, the most flattering pictures, their best family vacation. Life is almost perfect, according to Facebook. I have a tendency to do this exact thing. I don't want to look like a hot mess while others look like their lives belong on Pinterest. "Oh look at her, she looks like another Pinterest fail." But it's not real. When we really get down to it and get to know each other we will find that we are not perfect, none of us are. Each of us has something we are working on or battle we are fighting. One person's struggles might be bigger than another's, but each of us are working through something. My friends were kind enough to point out that sometimes it is the truth that makes the difference. Sometimes experiencing someones struggle along with them and being able to relate to them is what helps the most.
I took those words to heart. My life is not easy. Having a chronic disease does not define me, but it does make even the littlest tasks that much harder. My intentions are to help you, to encourage you, and to be a friend. I will not shy away from the truth, instead I will share with you my experiences, even if they they are raw and ugly at times. Thank you for following along with me in this journey.
Here's to another day!
Cheers my friend! On to tomorrow!
Hi there! Welcome to Grace In A Glass. My name is Danielle and I am so happy that you are visiting this site today. We all have something in life that we are working to overcome. I began blogging about my struggle with overcoming Esophageal Dysmotility and Crohn's Disease with the hope of reaching others with words of encouragement and hope. Thank you for letting me share my stories with you, and hope you have the most wonderful day!