Blogging does matter

Blogging does matter.

I haven’t mentioned this before, but I am writing a thesis for my masters degree. My thesis involves researching how people talk about obesity. That is actually what inspired me to blog about my weight. I was skeptical, but curious about why people blog. In the process, I discovered something: blogging really is quite cathartic.

I like blogging about weight, because I can say all of the things that I am normally thinking. Instead of keeping my thoughts to myself (like I’m supposed to), I can release all of the pent up feelings I have about weight loss.

The more I blog, the more I want to blog. But I have a problem. I am also a teacher–a writing teacher at that–, and being a writing teacher requires a huge amount of time. Top that with a thesis to write and four kids and a family business. What do I get? No time to blog.

The less I blog, the less mindful I am about the positive changes I want to make to my lifestyle. In fact, I was getting a little frustrated about the whole situation until yesterday. Yesterday I had a breakthrough–an epiphany, if you will.

You see, my husband and I went to a marriage conference to keep our marriage fresh and to keep us mindful of any issues that we might have. We do this on a regular basis. That’s probably why we get along so well after 15 years. Anyway, that night I decided that I would wear something cute to bed. Cute usually means uncomfortable when you are plus sized. Well, I grabbed an outfit that was too tight (but I refused to get a bigger size because of denial), and I braced myself to squeeze into it. But do you know what happened? It fit. Perfectly.

So, as I stood in front of the mirror in my totally comfortable outfit, I realized that what I was doing did matter. I knew that I needed to make time to blog, because it is making a difference in my life, and I didn’t realize it.

It did matter.  Now I just have to make room in my schedule to do it.


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