Back in the days when I had time I used to blog almost every day. I never had to think too hard about topics to blog on and I loved the therapy that writing brings. I had about 500 regular readers every day that felt like friends. Well most did, the trolls only hung around a while to spew their nastiness and then left.
Once I started studying I no longer had the time to blog. I hardly read anymore and seldom journal. FB has become the 5km run alternative of an ultra-marathon. The quick bits of shared info, opinions, questions that I no longer have time to share about or ask on my blog. I was always aware that certain posts will annoy certain people. I am an odd mix of all my unique experiences and ideas so I am bound to hack someone off. What I don't get is pretending you are someone else on FB. Becoming all beige and vanilla and posting pics about your lunch. (Yeah yeah I know I got a bit smoothie obsessed.) I have never been afraid to be exactly who I am. Many will think I overshare and I get that other people are more private and accept that. For my sister and I, we are unafraid to make ourselves 100% vulnerable and wear our hearts on our sleeve.
I am not ashamed of the fact that I am a follower of Christ, that I am passionate supporter of gay rights and any marginalized or oppressed group of people actually. I battle with anxiety and sometimes depression. I vaccinate my kids. I have an ADHD kid and an ADD kid and have carefully and deliberately chosen to medicate with great success. Just last night I was telling Sofie how proud I am of her and we compared last year this time to now when she had constant tunmy aches and stayed in at break to catch up. That was pre Ritalin which has changed her life and mine. I am not ashamed that I was a single parent for 6 years before I married Gary. I am not ashamed of my battle with Dystonia and how hopeless it makes me feel sometimes. I will write about my training and my triathlon as it is a big part of my life. I will say when I am happy or when I am sad or when I am cross. I should be beyond caring about shit but I do. I get hurt. I am lots of OK and lots of fucked-up too. We ALL are! So if you think I am boring, too much, act like a victim when I ask questions on certain pages, too sensitive, too anything then hide me, unfriend me or just ignore the boring bits like I do when I read your pages. I love connecting with my friends on FB as modern day life means we are all too busy.
PS...the 2 people that unfriended me lately did so for other girl political BS reasons. Promise it wasn't my boring smoothies, training updates or odd theology!