This is why I blog.

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1. August 2013 by swissfitchick

There is no Healthy Living Blogger community in Switzerland. Maybe 2-3 HLB’s are out there somewhere, but overall, I am pretty lonely here.

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Blogging is pretty new here, though it gets more and more popular. Fashion Bloggers and Travel Bloggers already have a really good status here. When I meet people, the question is: ‘What is this ‘BLOG’? Why do you do this? Aren’t you afraid that someone is judging you? What, if your boss finds out? I could never tell the whole world about my life and my struggles. ‘ They are irritated, because it is unknown and because it has this touch of exhibitionism. The Swiss mentality is friendly and nice, but also shy, reserved and distanced. Someone like me, who yells out loud about a taboo topic like an Eating Disorder is weird.

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I get it. All of it. And I’ve been in a place in the beginning of my blogging story when I was TERRIFIED to push the publish button. Still am sometimes today, it depends what I write about. I thought no one would EVER read my articles and people would give a sh*** about my story or my workouts or my Food. Which is probably true, but obviously I DO reach a range of people who like to read what I have to say and it makes me so happy and I feel so honored.

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I know I get judged by people out there (though no one attacked me personally so far) and I know it can be tricky to be this open. The point is, that I don’t write my posts for people who want to judge me, or who don’t like me. I am open for constructive criticism though.

BUT I write for ME and I write it for my readers and followers, for people out there who can relate, who seek inspiration, who struggle with the same fears and bumps like me, who want a good laugh, a recipe or just some easy talk. Those who love foodpictures (and WIAW-Stalking🙂 ), fun weekend recaps, new workout ideas and the truth about my Eating Disorder. I try to be as honest, true and authentic as possible, because I want to present myself the way I AM and not a fake copy of Lucie. Who would want to read about a made up person, if not in a book?

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I have no reasons to hide anything. Because being open and honest helped me TONS in my recovery. I can not even begin to tell you how MUCH I made progress in my healing journey with the support of my readers, my friends, the daily writing, reflecting, photographing and reading other blogs. I stopped my therapy because I was on a good track – and here, with Blogging I found a new one. I LOVE to put my thoughts into writing and pictures. I love to interact with my readers and friends and I love to read other blogs and being part of this community. It truly is AMAZING and I met so MANY beautiful, strong and inspiring women on this path.

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My goal is to fully recover. And to write about it even more. My goal is also to reach people out there and show them that recovery from an Eating Disorder IS possible no matter what the statistics say. It is possible to come back to a happy and healthy life, if you really want it. If I can only inspire one person, then this blog is worth it.

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Regarding the thing at work – if my boss (I am so LUCKY with my Boss cause he really is the coolest guy ever) would fire me or NOT hire me because I am in recovery of an Eating Disorder, then, believe me – why would I want this Job?? I am a social worker and I know how difficult it can be if you are sick or used to be and want to find a job. People can be so judgmental. This is my story and it is a part of me. I stand for it because I am proud of what I achieved and where I am today. Hiding is shame and I am not ashamed.

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This is why I blog. Thank you so much for stopping by daily and supporting me so much in what I do! All this wouldn’t have been possible without you, my faithful readers and friends, you ROCK!!

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xxx

Lucie

33 thoughts on “This is why I blog.

  1. I, for one, am so happy that you blog x

  2. Danielle says:

    I am so happy you blog! It really is such a healing process and I know you are helping so many other women who read your story🙂

  3. I love that you blog🙂 Your honesty is so refreshing, and you seriously have one of the sweetest hearts I’ve ever come across. Blogging has helped me out so much in my journey of recovery, that it’s honestly hard to imagine life without it at this point. Every time I try and step away, I end up missing it like crazy and being pulled back in. And yes, while it can be incredibly terrifying the be authentic and raw, the amount of support and love that we receive definitely makes it easier to take that risk. Love you, lady❤❤

    • Aww, thanks so much Hunn!! I am so beyond happy I ‘met’ you through blogging! And I truly hope that it will pull you back everytime, cause I don’t want to miss your wonderful writing. Love you!!

  4. Lisa says:

    This is why I heart your blog. Being honest is a really, really hard thing to do on the internet, so it’s refreshing to hear an honest person share their experiences and can help others – which is exactly what you do. A lot of other blogs brush right by the hard stuff, but I actually prefer blogs that get raw and honest with what they’re dealing with. Makes it much more relatable.
    I’m so happy you have a blog and that we’ve been able to connect in our blogs! It’s so awesome all the support we can gain from others. Love you!

    • Thank you so much for this sweet comment love!! I am so happy too that we found each others blogs and us, I adore your blog as you know.
      I definitely agree with the relatability. I feel that one knows when a person write fakes things – it’s just not something I go back for reading again. Love you too!!

  5. Okay can we be blogging pen (or I guess keyboard? lol) pals?!?!?!😀

  6. Sarah says:

    I can relate to that. The healthy living blogging community in Germany isn’t very big either and the blogs that exist somehow just don’t appeal to me.
    And though I don’t suffer from an eating disorder my blog helps me heal, too.
    I have only found your blog a couple of weeks ago, but I’ve been following you since and from what I have read over the past weeks I’d say you’re on the right track, even though the road might get rocky again.
    Don’t give up!

  7. I really enjoy your blog, and learning your story!

  8. I love stopping by your blog every day! I am glad that you blog🙂.

  9. I look forward to reading your blog everyday! Keep the words coming! Love you girlie!

  10. And this is why we continue to read- because you keep it real :)! Your positive attitude is always a pleasure to read and although helps you recover fully, I have no doubt it’s also helping more people than you can imagine!

  11. I love the fact that you’ve found a place in blogging that allows you to connect with people and be honest about your struggles. The HLB community is amazingly supportive, even to people on the other side of the world! I love reading your blog, so I’m glad that you’re getting so much out of the experience, even though sharing yourself like that can be scary at times.

  12. olivetorun says:

    I LOVE blogging for the community and the connection. I think it’s a great way to talk with others who are in similar situations or who have been in similar situations as you/we are to learn from and support one another. Keep rockin!

  13. Hi Lucie,
    Karen here from @WellnessScience. Just found your blog today, and I’m really enjoying reading about your journey. Come and visit my healthy living blog as well at thewellnessscientist.com/blog Take care!🙂

  14. Aw I love this and I love you! I am so glad you choose to share all that you do with us.🙂

  15. You are awesome! Thanks for sharing yourself with us🙂

  16. I love how REAL you are in your posts…and I love YOU! You have come so far in your recovery and you deserve your little space on the web to help and inspire others…and you do a damn fine job of it too, I might add!😉

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