I often wonder how much to share on my blog. I enjoy telling you all the good stuff, but should I share the bad stuff too? Should I share my vulnerabilities and my insecurities? Should I write about every new career idea that pops into my head? What if I lose interest in a week? I already tend to judge myself for this… it’s scary to open myself up to judgement from others. But every time I consider all this, I end up leaning towards sharing it all – the good and bad. I mean, hey… what’s the point in letting everyone in if I’m not really being honest? I guess for me, the whole point of this blogging thing is to be open – to start a dialogue, to share stories and to connect with people.
This morning I woke up and read today’s blog post by my friend and one of the lead actors in Hello Lonesome – the talented, Miss Sabrina Lloyd. I felt like her post, titled “The Problems of the Privileged” was speaking directly to me. I mean, here I am, worrying/stressing about finding my purpose while I’m living this ultra sweet, comfortable and blessed life. Most people have so many more pressing things to worry about (health, food, drinking water, shelter). My life is pretty much cake. So yes, even though I share my feelings openly and honestly with you, I want you to know how ridiculously grateful I am every day and how much I appreciate all the gifts that I have. And I think that’s what I’m really searching for with this career thing… a meaningful way to use my skills, talents and passions to give back.
Anyway, I encourage you to read Sabrina’s blog Red Dirt Lattes. She’s a wonderful writer and often touches me with her stories of Rome (where she’s currently living), Uganda (where she lived for two years prior to Rome), motherhood (she and her husband adopted a beautiful little girl from Uganda) and much more.