Why I started blogging

Why I started blogging

Today is social media day, and besides the opportunity to connect with my old and make new friends, learn and share knowledge, they are vital for me to deal with my disease.

 

I started blogging because my doctors thought it could help me deal with the lupus diagnosis, symptoms, and treatment. Share my feelings would make it easy to face this challenge. Well, it did.

 

In my first blog, from January 2019, I wrote that I wanted to rediscover myself while prioritizing my well-being and learning how to adapt to a new lifestyle. “Lupus often reminds me that I have limited control over my health and that I need to take better care of myself so that I can feel strong.”

 

Having lupus has forced me to look for new opportunities and to build a new identity. That is hard, to say the least.

 

Psychologists say that when we write our goals and visualize how to achieve them, it increases our chances of success. So, I decided to put down my new objectives and hold myself accountable for working on them.

 

I have learned that this is much easier said than done. I have always been pretty assertive and able to ask tough questions, but asking them of myself was a painful process. Now I have been doing this for more than two years at the blog.

 

And I can say I am feeling better about who I am, having no shame, no regrets, just embracing my vulnerability. How are social media helping you?

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