Blog 2: Why I got into blogging

In my last post, I explained how I got into blogging. Today I’m gonna go through the reasons why I started blogging. Perhaps with this little post you’ll get to know me a little bit better.

In the past years, I wasn’t what you would call the happiest person in the world. Actually I have struggled with depression. And honestly, I didn’t think I would be here talking about it since I’ve contemplated the idea of dying oh so many times. But I’m not here to talk about the saddest part of my life but the lesson I’ve learned from it.

I think in many ways, our life experiences can be our greatest teachers if we allow them to be. And as odd as it may seem, I’m actually grateful for my depression. Yes I’ve said it! I’m grateful for it all. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not a sadistic person who enjoys emotional pain. In fact I like being happy. I like being alive. But I think if it wasn’t for my depression, I would not have been able to appreciate the value of happiness. Going through that experience has given me valuable insights as to what depression feels like.This, is a reason alone for me to be compassionate towards the people that are currently facing various challenges.

I have also learned that the most precious things in life like happiness, should not be taken for granted. Thus, it is very important to cultivate them on a daily basis to help them expend. And this is the reason why I created this blog. To practice gratefulness and keep a positive outlook on life on a day to day basis. I really don’t want to fall back into depression but mostly I want to share my newly found love for myself with the world. Today, I think I’m a wonderful human being and I want to be able to share the love that I have within me with as much people as possible.

This blog is a way for me to keep myself accountable but also a way to make the world a better place. I love myself, I love the world and I love you. Stick along with me in this journey. PCL!