Friday, September 9, 2016

The Journey is More Fun with Friends


"The only reason, that I have been able to think of, that people like you and I go through such awful things, is so we can learn from it and help others."

This. This is the reason for my blog.

I don't have a niche. It isn't a blog of delicious calorie-free recipes or shabby chic furniture made out of popsicle sticks. (Which, I'm amazed by both)

My blog is about the hard stuff in life. Raw, real, honest.

I called a friend today to talk to her about my blog. I want to stay anonymous because both Husband and I come from large families, and with everything going on between us and with Husband's family, I don't want to cause harm or drama or problems with neighbors or friends.

That being said I want to be real. I want to be honest. I want to be positive, but life is hard.
Sometimes it seems downright impossible. So I don't want to shy away from anything merely to save face or feelings.

Said friend laid out all the reasons why a blog of such nature: Rebuilding our lives: literally (house projects), emotionally (from the in-law abuse and our own nearly-broken marriage), mentally (finding answers and improvements), spiritually (however one decides to connect with deity) , as well as our relationship and our kids well-being was too broad and too intrusive into our lives and nobody would read it or follow it.

She gave me some wonderful marketing suggestions and some great ideas to go a completely different direction (one that included furniture made out of popsicle sticks). And I hope that we can still be friends when I disregard them all.

When I was at one of my deepest, lowest points last year a different friend came to me through FB. She told me to look up narcissism and abuse and gave me a couple websites, told me a very detailed experience from her life, then told me to call her if I needed more information. I did. It was a three-hour long conversation. At the end, she said something to the effect of, 'The only reason, that I have been able to think of, that people like you and I go through such awful things, is so we can learn from it and help others.'

I'd like to try.

So, that is why I've decided to not wipe my blog and start over with some really good marketing ideas. It's just me (anonymously), being real with you (hopefully with a dash of my pitiful humor...because I love to laugh at lame things, proof Here), my education and research at your disposal, hoping that something uplifts, makes you think, inspires, or helps you smile through your journey. And I'd love to hear your experiences as well. We can all help each other out.

Please follow my blog. The journey is more fun with friends.
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