I don't know if it's just a fad or a real turning point in how we view and use the Internet. Maybe it won't change much about what we post, but it could make us think twice before making snap judgements about our FB friends. I suppose I can't really throw stones in this glasshouse that is the online world, because for seven years I've been putting many aspects of my life on display for all to see.
Maybe some people (my practical-minded husband included) don't see much point in blogging. But for me it has meant a lot these past years. After years of keeping paper journals, it's been a way for me to capture what's going through my head. It's helped me keep writing, something I've enjoyed doing since I was in grade school. And let's face it, it helps me escape from the daily grind to a fun little world of silly and sometimes serious observations. Not to mention that it's helped me connect with some other bloggers out there.
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1. I'm kind of a slob. If you didn't believe me after all those previous posts, believe me now. I often go to bed with a sink full of undone dishes. Sometimes I put off cleaning the tub in favor of baking or blogging or having tea with friends. Don't bother running your finger over any surface in my house. It will probably be dusty.
2. I'm not always patient with the people in my life. You might get the impression I worship every cute thing my little girl does. And mostly I do. But sometimes I growl in frustration or roll my eyes or get all-around exasperated when she drags her feet. Same with my husband. I'm not an all-out nag, but I sometimes have to stamp my proverbial foot and say, umm, need a bit more help with this that and the other. And I probably could say it a tad more politely, but again, frustration accumulates.
3. I'm moody. I may present myself as enchanted with life's small moments and always grooving to music, but I have my melancholy moments, too. I get in funks sometimes take a while to get out of them. Also, I take a long long long time to forgive people.
So there you have it. I am so not perfect. But I think you knew that. Just remember what you read here and elsewhere is just a snippet of someone's life. Don't judge a person by their post or status update. Not entirely, at least.