I think the most beautiful thing that sets us apart as individuals, are our flaws. No one is perfect, no matter how much you may or may not think you are. Everyone has a past, whether you choose to share it or not. Although, in my Sunday School class, we talked about how you should share your experiences because you never know who you are going to help.
I choose to use blogging as my “sharing” forum. It allows me the chance to get my story out there, thus helping someone else, and I don’t have to worry about opinions or judgment from people that are super close to me. If someone says something I don’t like or agree with on here, I can always dismiss it as, “hey, it’s the Internet. They don’t know me.” I’m not saying it’s right, but that’s just me.
See, even this post has revealed some things to me about me!!!!! I don’t handle criticism very well and I don’t want an opinion, in my real life, unless I ask for it.
Additionally, blogging is therapeutic for me. I feel like I get clear, unbiased opinions about a situation I am or have gone through. No one on the Internet owes me anything, so you really don’t have to spare my feelings. I love my friends and family, but I have a lot of yesmen, throughout… so it’s nice for a change.
I have revealed to all of you, a lot of information about myself, certain situations where I have been weak, but in real life I’d never let that show. I think it’s safe to assume that my blogger self is different than my real life self. Does anyone else feel that way? or does this sound @ss- backward?
Allow me to reveal more of my flaws:
1. I want to be the helper, not the helpee. I never want to seem like a “victim.” I hate people like that… so I’ll hardly ever ask for help, even when stressed to the max.
2. I hold grudges. Since I don’t let people in easy, when I finally do, if I get disappointed, I am not quick to let that go.
3. I want so badly to be seen as strong!!!! So I’ll smile and joke, even when I dont feel like it.
I re-emphasize, I’m not saying my actions are right… that’s just me owning up to my flaws. I know I’ve talked about a few things on this post, but tell me, what about you- does blogging help you? And additionally, what flaws are you owning up to?