Why I write? Why I share? [My personal Space]

01 May

Today’s Daily Prompt is Personal Space.

When I stop to think, ‘why do I blog?’ or ‘why do we share stories about your family experiences, our travels, our difficulties and joys while raising kids?’, I come back to the same answers:

I blog because, to me, it’s a personal experience. I have no ambitions to use the blog as some sort of ‘marketing springboard’, although, since along the years, it has become quite a forum for other expatriates, traveling families, members of the foreign service community… a safe place where I can express my views and takes on life, share our questions, seeking for answers and/or advice from others facing similar situations…

I’m a parent, and with my husband, we’ve built an interesting lifestyle for ourselves and for our growing children. We are diverse. We share different backgrounds, cultures, knowledges and lessons learned. We share our learnings with our kids. We speak different languages in our household… and everyone has to try all the different types of food mom and dad were brought up with! 😮

We share the joy, the sad moments, the adventurous decisions… We share the concerns and we look for solutions. Among ourselves, within the expat community. We look for input from other families in the foreign service. We try to enjoy life, snapping shots along the way, and sharing those beautiful and unique images here. Hopefully, this ‘live journal’ will one day be useful to our kids, our worldly citizens, growing up as products of hybrid cultures – and if that happens, I’ll be very proud! ♥

That’s why I blog. I makes me happy to share, and at the same time, it keeps me going. It helps me cope with difficult situations, it helps me assist other families, and it gives me the so much needed reassurance that, despite all challenges, we are not alone. And we’ll never be alone… that’s one of the beauties and positive sides of the cybersphere! 😮

And you, why do write, blog, share your very own ‘personal space’ with other bloggers, keeping the ‘blogsphere’ active and spinning? 😮 Some others have done their part, and, as expected, given away their reasons [see below]… thank you all for sharing!


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9 responses to “Why I write? Why I share? [My personal Space]

  1. Allyson Mellone

    May 3, 2013 at 3:24 am

    It is very admirable to want to share your joys, hardships, and sadness with us instead of silence in isolation. I have found that expression of feelings and thoughts is a special arms reach to humanity…a sharing of life. :). Allyson.


  2. Lucid Gypsy

    May 1, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Began at the end of a writing course as a way to keep me writing but it’s turned into a total mix up blog! 🙂


  3. Easter Ellen

    May 1, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    I guess you are right, there is a sense of community for those of us who love to share our thoughts, what we’ve learned in a day or just something fun on-line. Thank you for sharing your story. I look forward to reading more of it.


    • 3rdCultureChildren

      May 1, 2013 at 10:19 pm

      Thank you very much, Ellen! Thanks for taking the time to comment! much appreciated!


      • Easter Ellen

        May 1, 2013 at 10:25 pm

        My pleasure. I look forward to reading more as time goes on.



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