I’ve been wanting to say this for awhile, and it’s on my mind today so here it goes.
I’ve been told by a few different people in the last few months that I reveal too much on my blog. That maybe I should take a break from it for awhile. That sometimes it’s good to keep some of your cards hidden.
While I say thanks for what I believe is well-intentioned advice, I have two replies:
1) Contrary to how it may look, I don’t actually reveal everything on this blog. Sometimes it’s to respect someone else’s privacy, and sometimes it’s just none of your business thankyouverymuch.
2) That said, keeping stuff to myself, well, it would defeat the whole point of writing a blog. Honestly, I love it when people read it, but I write it for myself, not for anyone else. If you don’t like it, don’t read it. Easy peasy.
Also along the same lines – I feel I’ve changed a lot over the past couple of years in regards to being comfortable with who I am and trying to please others and worrying what they think and such. Basically, I am who I am. I’ll get drunk with or without my mom by my side and I’ll blog about it too.
I have realized that through my life, I was very much – entirely – a product of the society I grew up in. My choices, perceptions, attitudes, judgements, etc. were all a result of my environment. I’ve had the good fortune of being out and about a tiny bit and now I’m a product of that experience, too. But the point is, if you judge me, or worry about me, or think I’m making the wrong choices, I realize that you are also a product of your society and life experience, and that’s okay. I am still who I am and I have no shame about that, or about letting you see it.
So people will love me for who I am, openness and all, or they won’t. Take it or leave it and life will go on.
I hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year!! Loves! ♥