Friday, September 9, 2016

Musing #19--Why I Blog

I called a friend today to talk to her about my blog. Other than Husband she is the only one I decided to talk about it with. 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 or amongst them. That being said I want to be real. I want to be honest. I want to be positive, but I know, as I think we all do, life is hard. Sometimes it seems downright impossible. So I don't want to shy away from anything merely to save face or feelings.
She laid out all the reasons why a blog of such nature: One about rebuilding our lives: literally (house projects), emotionally (from the in-law abuse and our own nearly-broken marriage), mentally (finding answers and improvments), 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. And I hope that we can still be friends when I disregard them all. For this reason:
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 of it she said something to the effect of, 'the only reason people like you and me go through things like this is so that we can learn from it and help others from our experiences. Otherwise, I can't think of any reason why we should go through things like this.' Coming from a woman who had just immensly helped me through a situation from her experiences, 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 laugh in your journey. And I'd love to hear your experiences as well. We can all help each other out.

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