I’ve been doing some research on various blogs and I realize the posts get the most comments are the ones where the writer is totally honest. It could be a post that is happy, sad, tragic, technical…But the feelings expressed are clearly honest. That’s not to say I haven’t been honest in my posts. I think I’ve been somewhat inhibited about my true thoughts and feelings. So, I guess I’m going to try and be as honest as possible from here on out.
This blog is an attempt by me to use my voice. Most of my life I haven’t felt like I could express my true feelings, thoughts or opinions unless I am being angry at someone or something. I have been learning lately that what is truly most important to me is to use my voice, not be afraid to say what’s on my mind. I have been afraid of making people angry, or of not being liked or of not living up to others’ expectations of me. And while I don’t want to be rude or unkind to anyone, I need to learn the confidence to be honest about my feelings. Most people think I am so together, strong, confident. But inside I have many insecurities. I don’t feel smart, pretty, interesting or strong. I’ve learned to put on a good show.
In this blog, I want to feel free to express myself and to give others a place to express themselves. I am always interested in other people and their lives. I enjoy talking to people about themselves and engaging them in conversation. I hope through this process I will meet people who will talk to me and tell me their stories. I believe everyone has an interesting story and wants the chance to express themselves. I hope people will see this forum as a safe place to speak out. I will only share those stories that I have permission to share. No one will be hurt or embarrassed by talking to me.
I guess I’m rambling now. So in closing, I am asking for you to contact me with your story, reply to this blog, comment on it. Use this as your chance to take your 10 minutes and talk to me.