A couple of days ago I was lucky enough to receive The Serenity Blog Award. Serenity is a site set up by a group of fantastic bloggers – B.G., Carla, Ariel and Rae – some of whom I keep in regular contact with. If you have a free 5 minutes I’d really recommend heading over there to check out their collaboration as well as their own personal blogs.
As part of the award, Serenity asked me why writing about peace is important to me…
Life is complicated. We wish it was simple, but it’s not. We all know the conflictions that can occur. The difficulty to find balance in our life, between good days and bad days, between work and play, between helping others and looking after ourselves. It’s not as easy as we’d like. We don’t need to be suffering from mental illness to have days in which we struggle.
Writing has helped me find some balance. Not a lot, but a little bit. It helps. Writing makes my dark days manageable. To get my thoughts down, to get them out of my head and in a place where I can rationalise them and start to understand them; it can make such a difference.
I hope that by writing about peace, I can find peace. I’m not there yet, but I’m closer than where I was when I started. Peace, content, happiness – whatever you want to call it – is a state of mind. It takes time to find.