I'm not really sure how this is going to work, this blogging thing. I had a food blog back in the day, and it was read by a fair number of people. But it became obvious to me that I was just adding noise into the world along with all of the other food blogs out there, and it stopped making sense so I stopped writing to it. This blog is different somehow. I think it's a way to save myself. To save others from all the dark, dirty thoughts that cross all of our minds. And by dirty, I don't mean the good kind of dirty. I mean the cruel, self-loathing, damaged thoughts that we all have. I know I can't save everyone, but if I say some of these thoughts out loud, maybe I'll save someone. Just one person would be worth it. Brené Brown has a beautiful quote about this type of thing.
If you haven't watched her TED talks, you should. Start here:
If you watch that talk and you don't emerge changed just a little bit, then you probably won't get much out of my blog. And that's completely okay. If there's one thing I've learned in my years on this earth, it's that caring about getting everyone to like you is pointless. So I've stopped trying. Let the comments begin.