WordPress reminded me of something today.
Four years ago today, I started this blog! Wow! It certainly doesn’t seem that long.
While originally a place where I could document my recovery journey after going No Contact with my malignant narcissist ex-husband (and coming to terms with the upsetting realization of having come from a family of narcissists), over time it has evolved.
I’ve always included many posts covering other topics that pique my interest, intrigue me, make me think, make me feel, or make me laugh. I like to post photographs (both ones I take and ones I don’t), memes, and cartoons. Sometimes I just like to share random “shower thoughts.”
Over the past two years (it’s hard to believe it’s been that long), this blog has become more political. Since Trump seems to fit the criteria for NPD or Malignant Narcissism, it wasn’t too much of a leap from writing about narcissism in general (or as it pertained to my family and other people in my life) to writing about the narcissism of a man who is abusing all of us from afar (whether we want to admit it or agree with that or not).
I feel like the first two years of immersing myself in the subject of narcissism and narcissistic abuse, and setting about my own recovery, prepared me to better understand the much more existential and serious problem of Trumpism.
As far as this blog, I never stopped including posts about nonpolitical subjects, personal posts, photographs, and even occasionally a new article about narcissism or narcissistic abuse that has nothing to do with politics. I cast the net wide for my own sanity, and I think doing that makes this a better blog. It’s also more fun that way.
Here’s to the next four years!