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      Being completely YOU when you blog and telling it like it is

      Being completely YOU when you blog and telling it like it is

      I recently read a couple blogs of female business women that I really enjoyed reading.  I find myself analysing the fact that they laid out their personal situation for us all to read.  I mean LAID IT ALL OUT THERE.  I enjoyed reading them because I felt connected to them. There is some comfort in feeling connected.

      People connecting

      The first I’d like to mention is from mommy connections founder

      Did you go and read this?  Reading this you see the roller coaster of emotion she felt and the pain she went through, correction – is going through.  For women who have gone through this, imagine the powerful connection they feel and comfort in knowing they are not alone.  You can see from all the thank you’s and sharing in the comments how appreciative people are.  This blog post struck me, not because I’ve had any miscarriage, but because it is so deeply personal.  I also feel a little more educated about how someone going through a miscarriage feels.  I certainly won’t be saying “everything happens for a reason” to them.

      Now, for the second blog post,

      <content removed by Beena Masellis on Feb 19, 2012 – sorry guys, unfortunately there was a very hurtful situation that occurred today which has forced me to remove reference here> .

      I’m a complete and utter stranger, yet through twitter and blogs I feel like I know this woman.  And she’s ok with that?  Thus far, I haven’t been able to put myself out there like this.  What about weirdos?  Aren’t there weirdos who could stalk her?  Isn’t there someone who will write some lame/ mean comment?  Too risky.  I don’t know if I can do it.  What am I saying?  Of course I know.  I DON’T do it.  I enjoy my privacy but I also enjoy sharing what I’ve learned and getting feedback from people out there.  I struggle with this.  I don’t have a profound conclusion either.

      Here’s the quick bulleted list I came up with about being completely honest in your blog entries:

      Pros:

      -being “real”

      -therapeutic release

      -potential of connecting with awesome people

      Cons:

      -you’re exposed.  risky.  It’s one-sided sharing.  People will meet you and know you way more than you could know them.

      -judgements/ being misinterpreted

      – Mean comments ( I get emails from people sometimes that really, I can’t believe they write to another human being they haven’t met and want service from, in such a rude manner.  The anonymity of commenting online provides extra incentive to say stuff that wouldn’t happen to my face.  Do I want to open myself up for this?)

      -Weirdos.  Like on facebook – you know those ‘creepers’.  They read all your facebook statuses and posts but never comment or ‘like’ so you never know they are there.  egh. shudder*.  Weirdos., I re-iterate.

      I really admire the courage of real bloggers.  If you look at all my cons, it basically boils down to fear.  Why does any of those matter?  If you make one more worth while connection – wasn’t it worth it all?

      Happy New Year

      Happy New Year

      Another year has passed to be thankful for and another year is beginning to look forward to.   Holidays were great.  I took some much needed time off to enjoy my little munchkins and the time my husband was off work.  Probably had too many cookies and Christmas parties like everyone else but it was worth it!

       I have so many goals this year that I couldn’t even just pick one resolution.  I vaguely remembering the point of making ONE resolution is so that you can actually focus and achieve what you’re trying to achieve/ change.  So I have some work to do in my own planning.  How to pick the most important goal to focus your next year on though?  I figured if I divide my life into dimensions that are important to me;  Family, Husband, Friends, Future, Lifestyle and Work (and not necessarily written in order of importance) and then narrow down the most important thing that I need to achieve in each dimension for 2012, it’s an easier thing to manage?  Or should I just pick one dimension?  Well, I can’t do that!

      So here I go googling the lifestyle part where I try and commit to an active lifestyle.   I found this website http://www.fitchicks.ca/ , looks interesting and do-able.  Seeing all the products and services geared towards working out that are coming into my email inbox (i.e. Costco DVD’s on sale!), I see Marketers know everyone is motivated to tackle the workout part of the New Year’s “Revitalization” syndrome. I must admit, I feel kind of tacky that I’m falling for it.  Let’s see how long it lasts!  I mean, can’t wait to be fit in 2012! :-)