Article by Wendy McCance
I have often wondered when writing this blog how people view what I write. Sure I get many comments, but I wonder how my articles are read. If I pour my heart out on a blog, describing events in my life and the way they made me feel, am I judging others or just expressing how I feel?
My blog has always been completely authentic. I have put fear aside and exposed my truest feelings on a variety of subjects. I have enjoyed hearing how others feel about any given topic and how the same situation might affect them personally. I have cherished these views as a way to grow and expand the way I understand myself, others and life itself.
Some people can read one of these posts and see it as one person’s feelings. A person navigating the world around them with endless amounts of curiosity and questions on why things might be a certain way. Other people tend to see a persons feelings tumbling out and exposed as a judgement on others.
It always makes me feel sad and rather uncomfortable when someone reads a post and reads it as a judgement onto others. Who am I to sit on a pedestal looking down on others and exclaiming what is right or wrong? I hope that it is understood that I am an individual who is just figuring things out in an out loud manner. I have no interest or superior knowledge that would put me in a position to be the end all in a way that anyone should see the world or react to it. If you read the title of the blog, it says it all. I am just searching for the answers. Looking for the happiness that makes life more complete.
We only get one life. Why not ask the tough questions and look for ways to improve upon what you were given to work with?
What are your thoughts? Do you have a tough time really exposing yourself on your blog, at work, to friends or family? Do you believe you are living your life authentically? Are you always looking for ways to grow and learn? Do you feel like people misunderstand you when you say what is on your mind or do they get that it is how you personally feel?
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