Confession: I came up with this prompt and I’ve been staring at a blank screen for two days. I’ve got nothin.’

Is that because I’m a chronic oversharer? (Quite possibly.) Or do I have issues I’m not prepared to address? (Entirely likely.)

For some people, the prompt “what you may not know” might be a total non-starter. If there are thing others don’t know there’s probably a good reason. After all, despite what some people think, bloggers do have boundaries.

I don’t share a lot about my marriage.

I don’t blog about my work.

I don’t write about my girly bits or any of the associated functions.

Why not? I just don’t. Those are my boundaries, though for others those topics are fair game. And honestly, I’m glad some people write about those things because it gives me perspective I wouldn’t otherwise have.

From Darkness to Light

Maybe that’s why I write about depression and other mental health issues. It’s why I admit that sometimes the cute women in the gym bother me. It’s why I’m not scared to admit that sometimes I think I’m the worst mother on the face of the Earth who isn’t a drug addict (and even then…) and why I’m scared to do it again. Because I hope that in doing so I’m helping someone else feel a little bit less alone.

So I guess that’s what you may not know: I write about some pretty personal stuff, but there are things I don’t share. Maybe one day I will, but maybe not (I really think my girly bits will choose to stay a mystery).

And really, that’s all you probably need to know.





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About Robin

Robin Farr is a mom, a writer, a speaker, and a runner. She's also a postpartum depression survivor who knows what it's like to overcome something hard and find more meaning in life as a result. In addition to momming, blogging, and doing freelance work, Robin works in communications for one of Canada's most-admired companies. Her blog is Farewell Stranger and you can follow her on Twitter at @FarewellStrangr. Her three words for 2013 are Stretch, Balance, Presence.

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