Mar 15, 2009

Yes I can...

That is the phrase that I repeated to myself over and over again this morning on my way to meet two new people. I had the chance to meet two fellow bloggers...Catherine and Beth and hopefully not only put faces to our blogs but learn about each other as real people and be inspired to write on my own blog. But I have to admit that this morning as I was driving to the coffee shop, I was nervous about putting myself out there in the world. I know that sounds crazy...but it's easy to hide in blog land but a totally different experience meeting face to face. What I learned...they are great people, down to earth, friendly, fun and WICKED SMART!
I have had a love/hate relationship with this blog for some time now. In fact, I have considered closing my blog for awhile, but it's a part of who I am and honestly it documents this crazy journey of a life that I have lived. I explained this morning that my blog is not going to win any awards for literature or mass appeal, but it has been the place I could share all of my thoughts, fears, concerns...everything that felt hard to share out loud at times. It has been my journal of coming out, finding myself, losing myself and pulling it all together again. I have shared my fears, joys, rants, disappointments, sadness, victories and pure nonsense! And you have all come along for the ride!

So I met two new great people! I found a new coffee shop close by that I an ride the scooter to in the summer months. And I think maybe I even felt inspired to come back to my blog and share my journey...

12 comments:

Saint said...

That is the point of a blog, methinks. That is, as a form of interactive therapy. Like a journal, but with comments being made by random people on the interw3bs.

Aji said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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R said...

YES YOU CAN!!!!!!!!! YOU CANNNNN!! I am so proud of you and so happy for you. You sound so strong and that is what really matters.. I can't wait til I can visit and go with you to the coffee shop... :) hugs to you my friend!!

us 2 said...

i am so proud of you......and happy for you.........

Beth said...

It is funny how meeting new people can be a little scary, even though you've "talked" to them for months.

I like Saint's comment about blogs. Very true, I think.

WendyB said...

I'm glad you plan to keep going.

Stacie said...

i love your blog... :) glad you put yourself out there for me to read...and that you met two new people!!

Gwen said...

I'm proud of you for putting yourself out there. That which does not kill us, and all that sot, right?

Suze said...

I'm so glad. Sounds like a wonderful way to spend the morning. One of these days it'll be "New York here we come". Don't give up hope yet :)

Shawn said...

So glad that you feel ready to share with us again! I also use my blog to get things out and document my crazy life, but it is therapy for me somehow---and it helps if there are those people that read---they are like cheerleaders that make you feel better along the way...

Catherine said...

I'm so glad you came out to play. I had trepidation too - that's why I told friends that if I was hacked to little pieces you were a prime suspect :)

I'm looking forward to our dinner in a few weeks and seeing pics from your spring break!

AJ's mommy said...

I am so happy you are still blogging!!!!