Sunday, March 28, 2010

taking a break

I think I need to take a break from blogging, as in all blogging - reading and writing.

So if you're going to announce you're pregnant or getting married please email me. I am taking a break from Facebook, too, so really, I mean it, email me.

I will definitely be gone for Holy Week, but maybe longer.

I need to figure out how closely the junk I'm feeling is linked to how much of myself I "put out there" and how easily I can compare myself to other Catholic SAHMs who share thier lives through similar venues. I don't know if I'm simply more honest, but I'm tired of feeling like the fat, mediocre one.

I wish you a prayerful and fruitful Holy Week. God bless.

2 comments:

  1. I think your honesty gives other bloggers the "permission" to be honest as well. It's easy to write blogs about all the great things happening (which, as a result make us feel good!), but it's much more difficult to give our real feelings about what life throws our way. I truly admire you, Bonnie, for the courage you have to be more vulnerable and open. It inspires me.

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  2. You are totally more honest and forthright in your blog than most people are. That's what has always drawn me to your blog, though. I love that honesty and openness because I can relate to that. You say many of the things I'm thinking but don't have the courage to say - and my silence often isolates me as a mom and alienates me from others who are also wanting authenticity in interactions/connections. Too many people put up a good front, but aren't willing to share their "junk". Well, I, for one, have just as much junk as I do lovely stuff. For every good choice I make as a mother, there's a poor choice I've made and a confrontation with myself that I can do better (and that my children deserve better). I'm so far from perfect, but at least I can say I'm real and honest with people. And I appreciate those same qualities in you. Your honesty in blogging has actually emboldened me at times to put things out there that I may have been hesitant about otherwise. Thank you for sharing yourself so openly. Take a break, spend time with your growing family, and rest. The cyberworld will wait.

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