They were empowering for me to write. They were cleansing. They made me feel strong. I think some people could sense that. But when I read some of the comments, I had to do a double-take cuz many almost seemed like condolences, etc. I even had few people ask me if I was "OK". They said I seemed "down" or "hostile" or "bitter". I went back and reread what I had written. I *guess* I could see how it might sound as if I were whining or complaining.
Huh... I thought, Well, call me Captain Backfire. I guess my attempts at self-reflection, sarcasm and wit didn't come off quite as planned. I guess that most people perceived my posts as a "Struggle" and didn't get my humor. I know... I can be a bit unusual...
Please know that I.AM.OKAY. I feel great! True. I am a little stressed with school. True. I do tend to allow doubt and fear creep in at times; but who doesn't right? True. I HAVE had a few meltdowns lately, but those are mostly due to lack of sleep. True. There are recent events that didn't turn out exactly as *I* would have liked and it still hurts. A.Lot. However, I know that I will get through this.
And truly, though I am an over-sharer, I do not like to be seen as weak. I HATE when others feel sorry for me... That is the LAST thing I want. Ergo, when I *DO* decide to confide about my feelings of inadequacy or panic, I will usually do it with an individual whom I feel I can trust, who perhaps has even gone through something similar. I try not to put the most private things on here - via the blogosphere. (I know... this leaves you all wondering with what I HAVE posted, what could possibly be left, right? Trust me... there is plenty!)
I have always been a glass-is-half-full kind of gal and I seriously try to look for the bright side of things and am always looking for creative ways to make life fun and enjoyable.
Thanks to all of my wonderful bloggy-family and friends for coming on my journey with me and sticking around!