Yesterday, Stacy from StacyMakesCents.com wrote about how she was walking away from Trim Healthy Mama. She used the words “eat crow” and I realized this was probably a nightmare of a post for her to write. I don’t feel she needed to “eat crow”, but that’s because I don’t do Trim Healthy Mama full tilt nor do I believe you have to be the same person forever.
But Stacy’s post did put me in a bit of a panic for a completely different reason. You see, this blogging thing can be scary. I see my world from this side of the screen. I know what I am saying, how I am saying it. I see my bad days, I see my shortcomings. You; however, see only bits and pieces of my life no matter how candid I am.
I often wonder when people meet me in real life are they surprised or maybe even disappointed? Did they read the She Wears Skirts series and I’m in jeans? Did they read the Me Time Myth, yet here I am out with my friends? Did they read my cloth diapering posts, but notice my baby is wearing disposables? Are they filling in the blanks between the lines of my posts with details that make me look way better than I really am, and then find themselves shocked when I don’t turn out to be that person?
I have always set out to be candid here,
but I could never give enough details to sufficiently fill in the blanks.
What you read here is a snippet of who I am right this very second.
right this very second
I’ll say it again…
This blogging thing can be scary.
I spend a lot of time praying the Lord will shine through my words and you will see the only One who truly is perfect, who never changes, who is never wishy-washy, and who knows the real me and the real you.
For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.
2 Corinthians 10:12