I wanted to first take a moment to thank everyone for the wonderful texts, calls, emails, and messages I’ve received in response to my last post. Please know that I plan to return each and every one but have taken a bit of an intentional break to sit with the feels, to return to the things I love, to break bread with good friends, and practice self-care. It’s helped immensely. There are still moments of sadness, and I imagine there will be for a while, but they move like passing clouds and I’m learning to walk through the emotions, not around like I used to (a relatively new practice for me).
I’ve been thinking a lot about the writing process and whether or not being vulnerable online is actually helpful or detrimental. I can’t say for everyone, but I know this much is true as it relates to my life in particular: writing is a part of my healing and without it, I don’t feel like my true authentic self. Do you know that I went 10 years without writing a single thing? Those Dark Ages are thankfully now a part of my past and I’m happy to have found my voice again.
A friend recently asked if sharing about my miscarriage was something I was ready to do publicly so soon. In the moment, I didn’t really know, but I’m glad I did because it helped me realize that I’m not alone and finding other women who can connect and share similar stories–well, that makes the experience worth it to me.
I’m keeping today’s post short and sweet. I’d like to know whether you are vulnerable online because it helps to process the feels, if it’s just a part of your online personality, or any other reason you may have. This is a judgement-free zone here, and you can use this space as your confessional if you like.
Also, from the very bottom of my heart, thank you. XOXO