Shedding Light is simply my place to share. Photos, entries for photo challenges, talk about pets, love for squirrels, semi-coherent ramblings, occasional talk about chronic illness, herbs, aromatherapy and bullet journaling, you’ll find it all here. I’ve tried blogging about just one subject and I found it very boring. Shedding Light is a reflection of me with my varied interests and thoughts that bound from one place to another.
I got the name Shedding Light from The Writer’s I Ching – Wisdom for the Creative Life by Jessica Morrell. The quote for the entry on Shedding Light is:
The writer is always tricking the reader into listening to their dream. ~ Joan Didion
I feel like that’s what blogging is! If I can make my life sound interesting enough for even one person to read about it, perhaps I’m a bit of a writer, after all.
The entry in the Writer’s I Ching goes on to talk about shedding light being a time of synergy, optimism and alignment, a new and renewing light. I feel like blogging does all that for me. As I write about my struggles, I come to understand them better and I always try to shift my perspective to the lighter side, through optimism, gratitude for all I do have, and sometimes humor.
I also thought Shedding Light was an appropriate name because, when I question why I blog, or use any social media, my answer is always that I’m looking for a way to bring some light and beauty into the world. Because of my chronic illness that causes pain and fatigue, I don’t get out much and, when I do, I’m often not feeling like a beacon of light and positivity! This blog is a way that I can share the light and beauty that I see in the world.