Maybe it’s too soon for Frequently Asked Questions since I’ve been doing this blog for less than two weeks. Maybe I should call this post AQs. So, here there are, here are some AQ’s I’d thought I’d answer. Some of them were asked by real life people, some of them I asked myself.
- How often are you going to blog?
As often I can. I would like to do it every day, but I don’t think I have enough to say for that. And also, the not feeling well factor comes into play sometimes, too.
- Why did you start a blog?
I really don’t know the answer to that. I had been getting choked up at Walmart quite frequently (seriously), and that day I wrote Bad Luck or Big Blessings was pretty crazy. All that stuff really happened, and I just walked in the house and started writing while tears we flowing. The day before, my friend and I were discussing happiness, and how you have to look at what you have and be thankful for that. After I wrote the piece, I Googled, “free blog” and then copied it and posted it. After it was live I asked my husband to check it for typos and told him I would probably take it down. He just said, “That was really good. You should share it.” (That’s a lot coming from my non emotional husband.) So, I shared it. The next day I woke up with that crazing feeling of, “OH my gosh, what did I just do?” But, I’m already glad I did it. My aunt called me and told me a lot of the health history in my Dad’s family that I didn’t know about, and several people reached out and told me it has helped them gain perspective in their own lives.
- What’s up with the start and stop situation?
I really want people to share the blog with their friends and family because I think that first post sends a good message. I just needed to figure out the privacy situation. Now that I have that figured out, we can share away.
- Why don’t you use the names of your friends and family?
Privacy. But also I think leaving it open makes the blog more relatable. When I say, my husband, you can picture and important person in your life, and when I say, my son, you can picture your son or nephew or neighbor. It allows you to apply these stories to your own life.
- Do you still struggle with depression?
The short answer to that is, “no”. However, like I have mentioned before, I am not a laid back person. I go from happy to pissed in about 5 seconds. I’ve heard all kinds of explanations for my depression. The latest being that it was part of the MS. I’m not sure I buy that.
- When did you receive your MS diagnosis?
This is too long and boring. I’ll talk about this another day. J