Blogging is cheaper than therapy

Blogging is cheaper than therapy
Blogging is for the birds and bees; the bold, and brilliant.

Out of all the things I could be doing to stay sane and centered, I have come to the conclusion blogging soothes my soul, and most importantly, it's less time consuming, and cheaper than therapy.

When you have six daughters, four in the home in which two are teens and two are in pre-K, it seems like all my time is spent doing, or giving, or serving, or fixing, or preparing, or driving, or doing something other than what I want or need for myself. And then I feel bad. And then I feel selfish. And then I feel angry. And then I remind myself to be grateful. And then I remind myself that I don't have time to be thinking about whatever it is I'm thinking because  tit's time for me to go off to my next assignment, task, or duty.

People tell me "children are a gift from God" and I believe them, and I know this. The same is true of marriage. But what they don't tell you is what to do with all the "crinkled, tossed, worn paper" from the "gifts". I really don't mean to sound ungrateful. It's just I get tired. I feel overwhelmed most times. And I want to be able to give more to my girls and to my husband, but my tank is on "E" most times, and it's not for being a supercharged, energetic Elana.

This is why I am thankful for the gift of writing--blogging if you will. This is my "me time" where I just unwind and let my mind relax and allow my thoughts to flow. At some point my goal is to have a finished novel that makes the New York Times best seller list, but for now, I embrace and celebrate this.

Yes, right now I should be unwinding and preparing to enjoy my Friday night date night with my husband, but instead I've chosen to steal away for a moment and do something for me.

Hey, some people have wine, fruit, cheese, desserts, or whatever else they choose for aphrodisiacs.

I blog.

And, it's cheaper than therapy. (Just thought I'd give a shout out to another ChicagoNow blogger who is a mom of five, runs all over the place, exercises regularly, and I bet, can relate to my story).


About me: I'm a happily married wife and mom of six daughters who teaches land and water fitness classes. I love God. Love writing. And love living "In FITNESS and In Health" and encourage others to do the same by joining me on the 90-Day Challenging. For more info on The Challenge, click here.


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    Elana Anthony

    I am a wife and mother blessed to have six daughters who fill my home with love and laughter. My passion is writing and teaching, but most especially inspiring people to live healthy lives in my faith-filled fitness classes. My dream is to have my own faith and fitness TV show where people from all the world collectively join together on our "temple" building project of enjoying optimal health. I am a certified group fitness instructor by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), and earned graduate degrees in Writing from DePaul University, in addition to a degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from the California University of Pennsylvania. The Salvation Army Kroc Center is my church home where I not only teach Adult Sunday school classes, but I also sing on my church's Praise Team alongside my daughters, under the direction of my husband who is our leader. I have seen and experienced the hand of God work and move in my life, and consider it an honor and blessing to be saved to serve.

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