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.
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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What do you secretly like about yourself?
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