I always aim to be pretty honest on this blog. That doesn't mean I share everything. I share a lot. And what I choose to share, I share very openly and honestly. Sometimes, it's very planned and sometimes it's off the cuff.
I share my insecurities, my successes, my failures. I'm not trying to be any certain thing- I just put stuff out here and things happen. Sometimes, I get great advice and resources. Sometimes, I find inspiration. Sometimes, I am the inspiration. Sometimes, I am the resource.
My life is not perfect. My life is pretty good. I am not perfect. I do strive to be my best.
This "life blogging" is a risk. I open myself up and it can certainly seem that I am sharing everything- but that would be impossible. So it appears that I have painted a certain picture of myself that maybe isn't completely accurate. There is no guaranteed way to share myself in such a way that I completely capture who I am as a friend, a parent, a spouse, an employee, a Christian, or whatever.
There are times that things happen in my life that I can't share- things that are too personal, that I deem to be too private.
I guess I'm saying all that as a reminder... that I'm human. That any blog you read is just a little filtered blink into the life of the author. Some bloggers write with a specific message or intent and they put out a very specific image. Some bloggers write from the heart and lay themselves out in a very open way. Some bloggers seek to be funny, some seek attention, some seek connections.
But we all have a reason for doing what we do and sharing what we choose to share.
"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song." Maya Angelou