The story of how my blog ‘HELEN’S JOURNEY’ was started and why:
In this post I will share the story of how I started my own blog and why. As well as my advice for others wanting to start their own blog. Knowing why you want to start a blog and what you want to write about it a strong foundation as a starting point!
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Throughout my creative work journey, I have used words in many ways to express myself and to give others a platform to express themselves too. So it is only right, that the way I try to express the emotional rollercoaster I’ve been on, is also through the written word and creative means of poetry and creative prose.
This post explores the powerful tool writing can be and the therapeutic, emotional outlet it can provide. I share ways in which I have used it to deal with many of life’s experiences, good and bad, along this journey through life.
Continue reading “Using CREATIVE WRITING / POETRY / PROSE and SONG LYRICS, to express yourself and your inner emotions towards different experiences in life!”
Today marks the 1 year anniversary of my Grandad Mac dying. He lived to the mighty age of 99 years and 2 months old.
Today I had a choice. I could wake up and only focus on the heartache and pain from missing him and once again get dragged down into that dark pit of sadness.
Or I could wake up and make friends with the grief, in order to feel more than the sadness I already know.
How to deal with grief in a positive way:
Continue reading “Making Friends with Grief! How grief can sometimes be met in a more soothing way by making comforting choices.”
One of my reasons for wanting to set up a blog is the freedom to choose and write about real issues that I face without a limit on expressing my own personal opinions, in order to report in an unbiased way.
Whether its a new smoothie recipe I’ve tried or a review of an event I’ve attended – I want it to be honest with a dash of my humour thrown in for fun!
Starting this blog has just threw more accelerant onto the burning flame deep inside of me for the writer I used to be. I started writing poetry and playscripts in my teenage years and continued throughout my 20’s, including being published in a couple of magazines. Yet, somehow in these four years since turning 30 I haven’t written that much and instead I say it all in my head without getting it all out onto paper or screen. It was something I needed to change! Hence this blog.
The therapeutic power of writing!
Getting my fingers typing again just reminded me how much I’ve used written word as a way to deal with feelings, situations and as a release of emotional tension/turmoil. I want more and more people at any age in life to discover writing as this constructive method of dealing with emotions and different situations in life and how they make you feel.
Continue reading “My ‘Why’ for Blogging – The powerful tool that is the written word and how it can be used for good!”