This post is more of a thought about two things. Two things that I have been thinking about and an email that sums it all up.
Remember a few days ago, I posted that it's okay to email a random person because you have something in common? Well, I received an email today from a random stranger and yes, we have something in common.
Now on Saturday night, I was asked by an acquaintance why I blog and what I blog about. I honestly did not know how to answer so I told her, I blog about my life and I blog because I hate repeating my stories to different people.
So, after tying these two scenarios together, I now know why I blog. Blogging reaches out to many people, maybe to your next door neighbour or all the way out to someone across the world. I write about what's on my mind, whether it be about shopping, eating, my travels, my TV line and in some cases, I write about my brother.
Most of you know by now (if you have been following my blog), my brother committed suicide two years ago and I used my blog as an outlet to vent my feelings. I was almost positive that readers would just skip over it but there were some people who took the time to read what I was going through. Well, today, I received an email from a father who lost his son the same way I lost my brother. He thanked me for sharing my story on my blog and told me that my many posts helped him and his family get through this difficult and painful time. Losing a loved one is tough but what hurts more than someone dying naturally is losing someone who chose to end their life with no explanation. Although there are many suicides that happen everyday, it's hard to find someone who you can relate to who has been through it. The email I received was very touching and I am glad that this gentlemen took the time to write this email to me. It helps me understand why I blog and that I am actually reaching out to people about my story about my brother.
To the kind gentleman who emailed me, you know who you are...thank you for your email.