Thursday, August 13, 2009

A Crossroads Along My Journey

I have been asked why I blog; the most truthful and simplest answer is for therapy. Why write a blog about arthritis? It overtook my whole world this past spring, I became frightened, lonely, and negative. Maybe I just wanted one other person to understand and care. Maybe I wanted the world to know that “I am sicker than you.” Maybe I was depressed and wanted to hide it.

That is several maybes, but there is one truth that has come out of this adventure with a blog about arthritis. I have met via the Internet some very nice people. Almost all of you are young enough to be my kid or grandkid. As I told one of you last night, “My “real kids” are 42-49 yrs. I treat my young Internet buddies like my own little flock of chicks.” I sincerely hope that each of you will always feel comfortable talking to me or asking questions. OK? I was one day from deleting this blog when I reread some blogs, and knew I would like to continue it. I thought, possibly someone read it after all.

Everyone has their own journey in life and everyone’s journey is full of crossroads. It is those times we choose to take a negative route or the harder, more positive path. Today I am choosing the POSITIVE one. As the phase goes, “Live now, die later.” I am planning to write one blog post per week for a while and see how it goes.
See everyone next week and daily on Twitter.


  1. Choosing the positive path can be a challenge but definitely worth it. Can't wait to read more.

  2. I wonder too, why do I blog. I feel that my life is not all that interesting. But I too have found friends in the blog world (you included). Your words of encouragement has really help this chick!

    God Bless!! Mallen. <3

  3. Thanks for your comments. I hope to change this blog from a "coping" tool to a positive one.

  4. You're not alone. We're here and we're listening. Hope you're feeling better tomorrow.


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