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Thursday, June 23, 2011

THIS IS ME!

***WARNING!! I've been known to "ramble on" in some of my posts,, and this may be one of them!***

I've been asked a few times recently, if I'm not worried about "certain" people reading my blog?

I guess because I have chosen to be "me" on my site and not use an alias, some people are shocked by that.

I'll be honest, it wasn't until after about a month of blogging that I thought,, "hmmmm, maybe I should be making up a different name for myself and my children. Maybe I shouldn't be putting personal pictures and stories/experiences on here."
I did give thought to the fact that family members or friends might come across my blog. Hell, my hubby didn't even know this site existed until a month ago.. lol

I went through about a day of panic. I thought about it over a glass of wine.  (I KNOW!! CRAZY EH?? ME HAVING A GLASS OF WINE?! lol)

I decided that I wasn't changing a thing.

First,, Pictures.. I put them on because I like seeing other pictures.. I feel like I "know" a person better when I can put a face to the name and behind the words that I'm reading.. I love when people have pictures..
As far as people being worried about creeps looking at the pictures... I can't control that.
I read on a blog post a little while ago (and it's so true),, that there are so many creeps out there that can get off on ANYTHING! Pictures of feet or toes, pictures of hands, pictures of animals..  Gross, I know!
So, what I have to be worried about is my girls and their physical safety..I know that my girls are safe with me, and they will always be safe with me.
I can't let the FEAR of some creep hold me back from doing what I love.

And when it comes to my posts...
THIS IS ME PEOPLE! If you don't like it, don't read it! If you're shocked by some of the things that I say, or at who I "really" am... SURPRISE!!
This is my life. It's crazy. I'm crazy, but it's my life!

I'm sure there are things on here that certain people wouldn't want to read. I'm sure my mom  or mother in law doesn't want to hear about fights with my hubby, or fights with my children... lol.. but again,, it's my life.

THIS IS ME!! THIS IS MY FAMILY!
I'm not one that goes into deep detail on every aspect of my life. I don't get "too" personal. DO I??!!!

The reason that I started this site though was to connect with other women. To show my life. The good, the bad, and very often the ugly. By showing this, I hope to make other women feel better about themselves, about their marriages, their body, their parenting skills (or lack of).

If people want to read my posts and judge me, go nuts. I've been judged my whole life and I'm doing just fine.
If I can put my life "out there" and help even just one person at my expense, it's totally worth it to me.

So, I will continue to write about my life, and everything that goes on it. There may be some posts about friends, there may be some about my hubby, my family, whatever.. The will even be posts about people that I know are reading (try not to piss me off people! lol)
I will never name names, I will never give personal info about someone else, and I will never be hurtful. I will just continue to write my "story".

I have nothing to hide, (not saying that those of you using an alias do. I totally understand why some people choose to be private, and don't blame them at all.)
I am me and this is my life..

There are people reading that don't realize I KNOW they are reading. In fact there are people that I'm sure are reading, just so that they can judge me and my life and maybe even report to someone else.
Guess what? That's okay too! I hope you're enjoying and I hope you're getting what you're looking for!

Usually, when people judge another person, it is because they see something within that person that reminds them of themselves.. Something that they don't like about themselves...  Hmmm... makes you think, eh?!

I probably should have done it a long time ago, but better late than never.
That is the just of it.
That is why I have chosen to be me, and not use an alias or hide behind the computer.
I think that my final quote will sum it up for everyone..


"I'd rather you hate me for who I am, than love me for something I'm not."

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

***LOVES it!!!***
Kel

The Home C.E.O. said...

AMEN!

The Home C.E.O. said...

P.S. With a family as cute as yours... how could you NOT share???

therealhousewifeofoxfordcounty said...

Well played player! I think you know my thoughts on my pictures of everyone in my life OPEN SEASON! sorry BOUT YOUR LUCK.. unless told not to expect to see it on facebook or my blog.. sorry!

I think you should be honest and not too personal but i have read many of your post and thought I am soo there or have been there so thanks for that.

As for Judgers JEALOUS my friend JEALOUS....

beth said...

I agree with you! As I've said before, I write for therapy. It's the way I get things off my chest and it's a way to know I'm not alone out there. Of course I have the control over what I put out there and that's the beauty of it. If I have at least one person that says "I'm with you", then it's all worth it!

dramaticmama said...

Great Post.
Truthfully, I post pictures all the time, I feel like my blog is better when I personalize it.
I didn't share my old blog with my fiance, because I wrote what I felt and it would have hurt his feelings. So I made a new one, deleted the other one, and turned my blogging ways around.
I however, am worried about certain people finding out about my blog. I write a lot of personal things, and for it to get out, would cause some drama I am not prepared to handle right now.

Good for you for keeping things real!!! :)

Kathy said...

There is always going to be someone who doesn't like something we do. I like that you deal with feelings, I feel in my own life that as long as I deal with my feelings no one can argue with me, they may not like it or agree with me but they can not deny that they are mine. I just recently heard the quote you ended with and I love it as well!! Take care!

Sadie said...

Good for you! I keep my blog anonymous for a number of reasons, mainly related to being teacher. I know for me I don't care if people don't like my opinions, parenting, etc. Go ahead judge away! That said, I have a few VERY sensitive family relationships that literally can't handle even a normal dose of honesty let alone a heaping serving of bluntness - hence anonymity is the name of the game. Kudos to you for putting it all out there and in a funny, touching way!

Sadie

Lindsay said...

Good for you Sarah!! Stay true to yourself!!!

Funky Fresh Mama said...

Following you from the Terrific Thursday Blog Hop. I'd love it if you'd follow back!

~Nikki
http://www.funkyfreshmama.com

NotSoSilentMommy said...

Wow!! I had no idea that this post would get such a great response! I thought I'd have some people arguing my points..
Sadie~ I totally understand why you choose to be anonymous and I actually really respect you for that.. Being a teacher and being online is a whole new ball game! I'm "no one" so to speak..
There are actually some days that I hope the people I'm referring to are reading...
I am who I am, I can't change that.. well, I'm sure I could, but I really don't want to!!
Thanks for all your support ladies, ,it really does mean a lot...
xo

GJT said...

You go, girl. Tell it!

I Am Not Superwoman said...

I totally agree with everyone above. This is your part of the blogosphere so post what ever you may and if someone doesnt like it, too bad. And with regard to posting pictures of your family its makes you "real" and your blog personal. I have had thoughts of whether or not I should post pictures, names, etc of our family too but the personal side of it is why people come back and read more. Keep it up.

BTW, newest follower from blog hop. You can find me over at www.imnotsuperwoman.com Hope you can drop by and follow back.

Steph said...

AMEN, sister! You tell it like it is!!! :)

Melanie said...

I loved this! You have a beautiful family that we, your readers, want to be a part of. Thanks for sharing the real you, because that's why I'm here.

Mrs.Moose said...

The only way to live is to be yourself Sar......I learned that a long time ago, your quote says it all.

Anne @ The Bored Mommy said...

LOVE the last quote! Found you at the lady bloggers - and though I haven't been able to read too many of your posts yet, you seem like a fun, tell-it-like-it-is person, and nothing wrong with that! Love your writing style by the way!

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