Blogging can be tricky sometimes. We open our homes and our hearts. We lay it out there. For others to critique. Decide what they think. You'll find :: that sometimes ~ people will challenge you. My family would share. I don't back down. That isn't always the smartest path. The trait has gotten me in trouble before. So, here's the thing today. Suppose I were asked just who I am portraying in this space. Is it the true me? Or a restrained version of me? Who am I? I'll tell you.
Every single time I write :: I give you my heart. I journal faith, family and other rather insignificants. Are there things about me I don't share? Sure. Are there parts to my life that would really surprise you. Yes. Does my blog portray a "perfect" life. In lots of ways. Is it perfect? In lots of ways. Because I accept it as that. Are there any imperfect moments? MANY. Are there ways in which I am trying to improve? OF COURSE. EVERY DAY. Define me? I am a Christian. A faithful wife. A devoted mother. A confident educated woman. An insecure uneducated woman. Sometimes conservative. Often liberal. A lover. A fierce lover. I love all kinds. I accept you. Wherever you come from. How much you have. What you look like. Who you stand next to. I have had much. I have had very little. I have seen horrible things. I have seen miraculous things. I am quick to anger. The first to yell. I am obsessive. I am compulsive. I have lied. I have gossiped. I have been envious. I have hated. I have stepped aside. I have not said enough. I have said too much. I would like to inspire. I hope to encourage. I am not an activist. I am not an advocate. I am just who I am. And sometimes that's all you got. When others question who you are. What you write. Don't back down. Stand firm. Be confident. No other can define who you are. You are best at being you.