For the finale of this First Annual #RABlog Week I’d love to share with you my
Wildcard 2: Tell us what you really enjoy and how that helps with RA.
Well, that should be simple. Blogging, duh! ;)
I really can't tell you how important blogging is to me. I love everything about it.
So when I started this blog in 2011 on tumblr, I was very nervous.
I really wanted my blog to be authentic. An honest reflection of my thoughts, whether they were likable or not. I wanted to never hold back and show what Rheumatoid Arthritis really looks like. Not like the bogus commercials on TV.
But opening myself up was nerve-wracking! Especially to criticism, knowing that the whole entire world was reading my innermost thoughts!
So, cautiously, I wrote my first post.
And then I figured out I only had like 10 readers, so I decided to let it flow! Ha Ha!
For me, blogging isn't about the amount readers or followers I have. As much as I love my readers and truly cherish the connections I've made through blogging.
I mostly do it for ME!
I was recently engaged when I started this blog and all I wanted to share my journey.
The magnificent ups and the treacherous downs in life with RA.
And not just my physical journey, but my emotional journey.
I don't hide behind the curtain and share the pretty side to RA.
But my absolute favorite part is sharing my victories.
But most importantly, when I accepted having Rheumatoid Arthritis.
The truth is I believe having a Chronic Illness like Arthritis
doesn't just affect our bodies, it affects our souls as well.
And I'd like others like me to know that it does get better. :)