I have been battling an inner battle lately about blog posting. And then, through Jamie Ridler‘s newsletter that I read today, I came across Jen Lemen and her beautiful post about the truth, and how to be it on your blog.
See, it’s scary to think about people knowing who I am and what I’m thinking and what inspires me and how it might not fit the mould that he or she (that you, out there, reading this, maybe who has met me face to face) has created and dropped me in. Or, that I have created and no longer fit. What do I do when I see you face to face and I know that you know that I’m not what you thought I was? And, why does that matter so much? Why do I care? I have been thinking about this a lot, and expect to think about it some more.
I’m so glad that I stumbled onto jen lemen’s site today, because she says it best: “we are all so multi-faceted, so multi-dimensional that it’s nearly impossible for anyone to know us truly as we are. which is why it is imperative that we continue to love one another, that we commit to deeply listening and leaning in to each moment, because none of us know what unseen and vital part will now be revealed.”
Ahhh. That’s it, isn’t it? And here I am, posting. When I thought it was way too scary to be honest and real and just a little bit revealing.
Comments. If you’re reading this, and it hits home for you, would you leave me a note? If we’ve met face to face, why is it so different and sometimes awkward to meet online too? Why is it so hard to, as jen puts it, “lean in to each moment?” Thoughts and ideas are very welcome; but advices are better kept for yourself.