Wow… Where did this week go? Here is it Friday, and I’ve barely had a chance to talk to you guys this week. I know that no one is waiting with bated breath for the words that come out of my fingertips. 🙂 Still, I like to blog because writing is such a cathartic thing for me. I also like to think that my story and experiences help some, or at least are interesting and slightly entertaining.
I don’t know about the first part, but I did get confirmation this week that my blog is addictive. Whether I’m addictive like Lay’s (you can’t eat just one) or like cocaine, I’m not really sure. Neither are particularly good for you, but at least the former just gives you greasy fingers and a little padding on your hips.
Now for the Rules:
Thank the person awarding you. Share a little about why you blog and how the journey started. Paste the blog award on your page. Nominate 10 other bloggers you feel deserve the award.
I don’t have to be told to thank the two ladies who nominated me because they are truly fantastic. I never imagined that I would feel such kinship, empathy, and connection to “the other woman,” but Being Her has bared her soul and shared her unique situation in a way that made those things possible. Addiction has also touched her life in a very real, very devastating way, and I appreciate that she has given me a window into her world. I found our24yeargap because we share the bond of loving older men. She has since won my heart with her raw, honest commentary on life and the beautiful photographs that she takes. I only hope that those close to her in “real life” can begin to acknowledge and recognize her talents and beauty, inside and out.
As for why I blog and where my journey started, I share a lot of that on my What Brought Me Here page. Here’s the longer, brutally honest version. I didn’t enter this blogging world intending to start a blog of my own. On the contrary, I never understood blogging. I know I made more than one negative joke about how everyone in the world seems thinks they have something that the rest of us care to read about – NOT! I despised everything about blogging, especially the stupid name… Who came up with that anyway? And why exactly did it stick?
Then a friend shared a few links to his blog on Facebook. I checked it out – mostly to support him, but also because I did think he had something to say that was worth reading. I soon discovered other bloggers that commented on his posts, and realized some of their stuff was pretty interesting. Then I read a post about infidelity that evoked very strong emotions in me. For the first time ever, I responded to a blog other than my friend’s. In fact, I wrote so much and got such a positive response that I realized I had something to say on the topic. My blog was born.
Since then, my blog has morphed from a commentary on infidelity to one that touches on sex addiction, marital recovery, S-Anon, Retrouvaille, pornography, and even completely unrelated subjects like food, travel, and zombies. What this blog has become for me is a place where I can bare my soul and talk about whatever passion or topic is currently on my mind. It has become my refuge, my sounding board, a place where I have met great friends, continue to grow and change, and publish insights as I uncover them. These are the chronicles of a mixed-up woman with an addictive personality, a sex addict husband, a half-blind dog, and a wonderful support system making her way through marriage recovery, infidelity, codependence, love, hurt, joy, pain, and good food one day at a time. Thanks for coming along for the ride!
Now for 10 other wonderful bloggers that I have become addicted to (in no particular order):
- IM IN LOVE WITH A SERIAL CHEATER
- Repairing Shattered Pieces
- Our Journey After His Affair
- bRaving Bipolar
- The Significant Other of a Fuck (Sex) Addict
I hope that everyone has a lovely weekend. Thanks again to everyone who reads what I type – I appreciate all of my followers and fellow bloggers more than you know!
- Do You Have an Addictive Personality? (beingabeautifulmess.wordpress.com)
- Is Facebook More Addictive than Sex? Trends Analytics Software Finds Demand for Facebook Addiction Growing Faster than Sex Addiction Demand (prweb.com)
- Our Retrouvaille Couple’s Introduction (beingabeautifulmess.wordpress.com)
- Pornography’s Effect on the Brain, Part 1 (Scary Stuff) (beingabeautifulmess.wordpress.com)