I love blogging about bullies and bullying. I also love writing books with bullying in the plot. I consider this my life’s work, because I get huge heart-rewards when I know I’ve helped a target of bullying reclaim their personal power and their life.
For me, helping others overcome bullying pays huge dividends and I realize that I may have helped someone make the decision to go on living instead of ending it all. You don’t know what that does for me. I love knowing that I possibly saved a life and it’s the most important reason why I love what I do.
I don’t say this from a place of arrogance and boastfulness. I say it from the heart. I don’t claim to be some kind of superhero, in fact, I’m far from it. I’m just an ordinary, everyday person who was affected so deeply by the bullying I suffered that I couldn’t stand the thought of anyone else having to endure it.
In that, I felt I had a purpose to speak out about it and tell other targets and survivors what I’ve learned along the way to give them empowerment.
I love interacting with other bloggers and have made some great friends in the blogosphere. I honestly don’t know what I’d do without these great people. WordPress is the best form of social media on the internet and I’ve learned so much from the other bloggers! So, I would suggest to any new blogger that interacting with other bloggers- reading their posts, commenting, and liking are an essential part of blogging.
I will admit that when I first started, I was very shy and the thought of talking with people I never met was terrifying. However, I’m so glad that I pushed past my fear and did it. Otherwise, I would have missed out on some awesome people!
I also get the therapy I need from it. It keeps the depression away, keeps me grounded, and provides a purpose in life.
With that said, when you love what you do, it’s not about gaining a huge number of followers. It’s not about material gains. Granted, those things would be nice to have, but, at the end of the day, it’s the rewards to your mind, heart, and spirit that keep you plugging away.
It’s the desire to bring positive change to the lives of others and to the world. I’d like to make my personal contribution and have a positive imprint in the hearts of others. I’d also like to leave a legacy behind for targets and survivors of bullying.
It’s about helping as many targets and survivors as possible to become overcomers before I leave this world.
I just turned 50 a few months ago. So, provided nothing happens, I figure I have another twenty to thirty years left here, if The Lord wills it be. And I want to use the time I have left doing what I love to do and making a positive difference in the lives of targets and survivors everywhere!
What is your path? What do you love to do? What is your purpose and life’s work? What would you like to accomplish before you leave this world?
Leave your answers in the comments below.