I’m just an ordinary 40 something woman figuring out life and making mistakes along the way. I had a private blog for several years in which I recorded all my private thoughts which included my private hell and my private joy.
I’ve always enjoyed writing. I still have stories and poems I wrote as a child and teenager. In recording my thoughts I find clarity and release from compulsively thinking about the same things over and over. Over the years I turned to writing when my life got out of control. Sometimes I think its the only way I survived. My situation in life changed and I no longer felt the need for total privacy. I started wanting to share my thoughts with others. I wrote a guest post for a blogger. I wrote an essay to submit to a magazine but wasn’t ready for that kind of public display of my life and mistakes so I didn’t submit it. Finally I’m ready for feedback on my thoughts and maybe to share some of my experiences with others so that they might learn something. If only they learn that they are not alone, that will be enough.
I’m ready to start sharing some of my experiences past and present with the world. So here goes.
Hi, Jamie. thank you so much for visiting my blog and commenting. Please know that you are always welcomed there! 😉 I identify with your love of writing and I, too, started blogging on a private blog. Sharing in a private way helped me tremendously to overcome all of the things I shares. Once I did that, I was ready to share my life with others in a more open way. I believe that sharing privately isn’t necessarily because I was embarrased about any of the things I was sharing. For me, it was more because when people you know read about your real struggles, the first thing they do is want to protect you either by wanting you to get over it, or by telling you that things are not as bad as you percieve them, and when you don’t see things their way, they turn their back on you because they believe you choose to be miserable. People don’t always understand that overcoming our struggles is a process and that sharing them is only the first step. No one understands another person’s struggles until they have been through something similar. .
I hope to see you around often!! Best wishes to you! ((:
Thank you Mari. You are so right about people wanting to ‘fix’ your problems when you share them. Something I have learned through my own struggles is that if someone shares something with me its not always the best idea to offer a solution, instead I offer support. Thanks for stopping by.
You are so welcome, thank YOU for sharing your experiences with us! I’ve followed you and will definitely be back often. 😉