Why Me? Why is it that I want to blog, and what exactly do I think I have to offer the world?
Do I consider myself a guru? Not really. Am I smarter than most? Not hardly.
Do I have a unique message and vision that can benefit others? Well, many seem to think so. Which brings me to where I am.
I had a life-changing conversation several years ago with one of my best friends, who just happens to be a PhD and clinic psychologist. (I plan to do a more in-depth post on this conversation later.) During that talk, which involved a lot of “woe-is-me” complaining, and a lot of him listening patiently, I pleaded my case as to why life had been so hard on me, etc. He then gently but directly pointed out that while I may have experienced some formidable struggles, my playing the victim had gotten me absolutely nowhere. But he also said that the challenges I had faced had given me something valuable, and that could potentially help many people. He said, “after all you’ve gone through, now you have a story to tell.”
I underestimated just how powerful that story could be.