Thursday, August 30, 2007

Thank you for your kind comments on my post yesterday. I wasn't at all sure I should say anything about how I was feeling - I often have this internal struggle about how frank and open my blog should be: I tend to keep a lot of stuff OUT of my daily postings in case it's misunderstood or misinterpreted or just comes over "wrong". In fact, shortly after I'd posted yesterday I went back to remove the post having had second thoughts but some people had already commented so I left it there.

I am a very "up and down" person emotionally - and right now I'm struggling with the "down" feelings. There are a few things that are really worrying me right now but my blog isn't the right place to discuss them. It just helps sometimes to say "I'm sad" as well as at other times wanting to be able to share all the happy times... One of the reasons I started my blog was to try to cope with my often out of control fears and worries. And to a large extent that's happened. I cope better now, thanks to my blog and the support and example of this blogging community.

There are people out there (and you may be one of them!) dealing with huge problems, pressing sadness, ill health...coping with courage and spirit and grace. I'm trying to deal with my own worries as well as you do.

I'm trying to be honest and I'm trying to do the right things. I fail, far too often. I have to keep trying.

I am so grateful for your comments. Thank you. Thank you!


RUTH said...

You can be sure you're not alone wondering just "how much" to put on your blog. In some ways it helps to "let it all out" but then you feel bad because you know others have much worse problems to deal with! Do what feels best for you at the time....and if you want a Bloghug...just post "Hug needed please!"

photowannabe said...

Thanks for being honest about your blog. I find it hard to know how personal to be. As Ruth has said if you need a hug we are there for you.

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi CJ,
I believe it makes your blog more human, to show your feelings, I think its very , very OK, I like to know you better, in good and sad times!

BIG HUGHS , go-on this way you're doing a very great job!

with love + Hugh :) JoAnn

Akelamalu said...

Oh I'm so glad you're feeling better. Hugs are always plentiful her in blogland - ask and you shall receive. ((hugs)) x