Blogging as therapy

In a world full of so many big characters it can be hard to say or show who you are and how you’re doing. I’m just little ol’ me. I’ve always just been that. I’ve blended into the crowd, spoken when I’ve had a chance to and written my way out of any emotion. I love writing. I’ve always loved it. That’s why I’m so passionate about blogging. I won’t lie, I’m pretty bad at it. I don’t think about the grammar or the way my words sound. Sometimes I don’t even read back to check for spelling errors. I literally pop in some headphones, grab a cup of tea and write exactly what is at the forefront of my mind. Most days? It’s a jumbled mess, and that’s exactly what I write. But once it’s out, I can shut down my laptop and shut down my mind. It clears space for more jumbled mess.

With anxiety, words are hard. They are so fucking hard. I stumble what I say, I don’t say things how I want to say them and I end up sounding stupid.  I end up coming across exactly how I’m not. I’ve had people in the past treat me and talk to me as though I’m stupid. or dumb. or ‘not there’. I’m not. And so that’s how this space helps. I can get my words out. I can write them down in the most raw and purest form. Straight from my mind. No interruptions. It’s like talking to yourself, but people actually listen. Blogging is my therapy. I write when I have something to say and I write when I simply need to.

I’m stronger than I believe and I’m stronger than you believe. I won’t let people walk over me – though it may seem like you can. There are some complete idiots in this world, and I’m not one of them. I’m quite fortunate to not know that many. I can’t stand bitchiness, I can’t stand when people talk about people without them being able to have their say. Everyone should be able to speak on their own behalf.  We should be empowering each other – not putting each other down. That’s something I want to really teach Daisy – I want her to help people up when they’re down, not kick them. I want her to be the bigger and better person. See that there’s more to life than being horrible about other people.

When you need to talk? you talk to a friend. When she needs to talk? She goes for a run. When he needs to talk?  he goes to the gym. When I need to talk? I blog.


  • Bridie By The Sea says:

    I love this post and completely agree – before I started blogging, I felt a bit lost and alone as I didn’t know how to express what I was going through. I guess I hadn’t found my way to deal with things and it’s such a relief to know that I can blog when I need to and it feels cathartic to press publish. I’m so pleased I have found your blog (through the UK bloggers Facebook group), your writing is so beautiful. Thanks for linking up to #dreamteam – great to have you x

  • Helena says:

    I’m pleased I came across your post. From your photo to your words they are all great. #DreamTeam

  • Donna says:

    I can completely relate to this – blogging is therapy for me too. Whenever I have something on my mind blogging fixes it x

  • five little doves says:

    I love this, and I agree completely. I’ve been through a lot of therapy in life, for mental health and for bereavement, and yet the thing that has always helped me the most is writing, and now, blogging. It’s so therapeutic to write down every crazy thought in my head, whether I publish it or not, and on the days when I dare to share, having somebody say that they understand is invaluable. #MMBC

  • says:

    I absolutely love this, I wrote a peace called “Compelling, Alluring, Blogging Me” about how blogging had changed my outlook and opened up my eyes to life outside of just being a Mom…Thank you for sharing your love of bloggin! #MMBC

  • says:

    I think this is really honest post and that’s what blogging should be about. It should be unedited and it doesn’t matter if you ramble or go off topic because it’s your little corner of the internet. I want to be less guarded and less afraid to blog about things eventually, I’m a newbie so have a lot to learn. I definitely relate to what you have said here and will remember it moving forward. Don’t ever change. xx #DreamTeam

  • says:

    I started blogging as a form of therapy too I guess x

  • Danielle says:

    I really relate to this, I usually write it all down then I press delete, I think your brave to put yourself out there. I used to use online blogs a lot when I was younger, when I was less aware of others watching and wether they would judge or not but I really understand how it can be therapeutic. I have anxiety myself and it leaves your brain a real mess sometimes and one of the best ways I’ve found is to write it down and practically have a conversation with myself to process through it all so it starts making sense, it forces me to slow down. I love your blog for the photos you take, your really talented but I also like that you do just write, fairly unedited. As a mum myself it really helps to read blogs like yours that are real and honest not just showing all the lovely bits of parenthood but the hard parts too.

    • dearlittledaisy says:

      Thank you for your comment Danielle! That really means a lot to me and I’m so chuffed that you enjoy reading my blog, I try and be as honest as I can be and just write from the heart. I really appreciate your kind words <3 xxxx

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