Greetings. It’s been almost a month since my last post. On purpose, for sure.
To be completely honest, I’ve been grappling with the fine line of professional world and blog world. This blog has been a place for me to be honest about my health journey, my battles, my realizations and some honesty mixed in for good measure. Yet, I have the most amazing job that I have dreamed about my whole life and I still grapple with the professionalism of my life while still sharing aspects of my life here.
I know plenty of people who share ALOT online. All the power to them, that’s just not me. I share facets of my life that I think others will appreciate, experience themselves and may feel a little less alone and a little more like everyone else. (Like, you know you judge people’s carts at Wegmans) Yet, I don’t share everything. That’s just not right. So I’ve been thinking alot about should I keep this blog, should I not. Is my online life my real life?
And I can honestly say, yes, my online life is a facet of my real life. I was at an event this week where I had to speak in front of 400 people (and yes, my neck gets red and after 30 some years of obsessing over my Irish skin and my blotchy neck- I say who the hell cares, that’s who I am, and stopped wearing turtlenecks and embraced the fact I can give a speech in front of 400 people How many people can actually do that?) and at the end of the event someone said to me “I read your blog and I love it. You are just like me.” So, maybe me sharing my journey has merit. Maybe it helps others feel less isolated or one in a million and more a part of something else.
So I decided to keep the blog. And I will start sharing little bits at a time again. I will never share it all, but that’s ok. We should never be forgone conclusions. Yet, I’m just like every woman I know and much of the battle we wage is that we feel alone, when in reality we are all the same.