>D is for DIARY – My Very First One
In the process of leaving a comment Saturday, I realized I had to re-do my post for the letter D.
Let me begin at the beginning…..
To say that I have had trust issues is like saying Krakatoa went bang.
That meant that I could never, EVER have a diary when I was growing up.
As a result, I had no place to voice my thoughts, fears, doubts, or ponderings….
In my adult life, I’m happy to say that I learned to trust more, albeit selectively. But I still never kept a diary. Or even a journal.
That changed, though, in Feb. of 2010. I began this blog. In the afore mentioned comment, I wrote that we use our blogs to voice our hopes, fears, and failures. We write about our lives, our struggles, our doubts and even the lighter things that thankfully occur. We share our experiences and wisdom, and the cock-eyed humor we’ve gained along the way.
Blogs are like diaries that way. It’s a sort of safe place for us to express ourselves to whatever degree we feel comfortable with. And we even let others take a peek. Lots of others. And…we get to peek at theirs, too.
Is it because we don’t usually see each other face to face that we feel so uninhibited? For whatever reason, most of us fearlessly put ourselves ‘out there’ on a regular basis, whether it’s with random postings about our personal lives or excerpts from our works in progress (which is just as personal).
It’s for this reason that I don’t have a themed blog. I began this as a kind of diary and I’d like to keep it that way. I do, however, want to always make sure it’s varied, interesting, funny, thoughtful, and a fun/safe place to visit.
Because you’re peeking.
And instead of freaking out about it, I’m actually touched that you’re here 🙂
BTW, do you like my shiny new lol? Made it myself!