Good morning loves. I hope you all had a fun St. Patrick’s Day. Today we are discussing the importance to talk about your personal victories and struggles, no matter how exciting or unpleasant they may be. When you talk about your accomplishments some people may think that you are bragging and when you tell people about your struggles they may feel that you are being negative. But isn’t that what friends and family are for – to discuss our lives?
The reason I started My Diary Entry was as a form of personal therapy to deal with the loss of my best friend, the breakdown of my family and to work through my personal issues including financial instability.
Always keep talking about yourself
I received this email from a reader and I just felt the need to share. Discussing our stories can be a way to work through our personal issues but they can also act as an inspiration to support others who may be going through the same struggles. When life tests our faith, we all deal with the anger, sadness, happiness and regret in different ways. Some people workout, some people eat and some people (like me) write. It doesn’t matter how you do it – the important thing is that we deal with our emotions and find a healthy outlet to express them.
My Diary Entry is all about sharing our personal stories to motivate, inspire and be supportive of others who are going through the same things. My heart goes out to this reader (who we will call Elle) because she has experienced some of the same unfortunate events that I have. She has lost her best friend and in an effort to find personal happiness Elle started spending money uncontrollably and ended up thousands of dollars in debt as a result.
Share your story to inspire and help others
I hope that Elle’s story inspires you to work through your personal issues in a healthy way and find a better you. Don’t forget to talk about your good days and your bad days because at the end of the day that’s what life is all about.
After reading about (your friend who passed away) Kevin I just had to reach out to you because I instantly felt not as lonely. In 2008 I lost my very best friend ever and not many people understand, especially since it happened at a young age. Also, the whole debt thing really caught my eye as well and the fact that you have a life list (is inspiring). I too began spending money like crazy in the years after (my friend) passed away. In fact, I racked up a lot of credit card debt because buying clothes and new stuff made me feel so good about myself.
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