I’m not sure how many people realize it, but a lot of our problems stay problems because we don’t talk about them.
We need to talk about our problems. We need someone to listen to our problems. We don’t really need someone to fix our problems, because once we say them out loud we usually realize what we need to do to fix them.
And honestly, that’s all a therapist is.
And you are my therapist.
But, of course that’s not ALL a therapist does. However that is the general idea behind their job. I’m sure you’ve heard of things being “therapeutic”, right? Walking in the park could be therapeutic. Singing or even just listening to music can be therapeutic. We have therapy animals to help people become more content and happy. And there’s also physical therapy. All of this has a similar background: you just need the patient or client to refocus on what needs to be fixed and how to go about fixing it. From there you’re just assisting them in fixing their own problems. Even in physical therapy a person with a hurt leg needs to put the effort in to strengthening that leg. The therapist is their for motivation and direction.
Blogging and vlogging have been shown to be very therapeutic. It gives you an outlet for your feelings. It let’s you vent frustrations. It even just lets you put stuff on paper so you don’t try to hold on to thoughts, and get anxious that you might forget something.
So, in a sense, you are my therapist. Blogging is my therapy.
And one day, vlogging will be my second therapist, because, honestly, you’re good… but there’s nothing like YouTube commenters to really make you see the truth!
P.S. – although… that “truth” is probably just that YouTube commenters are horrible people. 😉