Tuesday, December 3, 2013

This is my happy place.


This blog is my happy place.  It’s the place where I diary everything that is beloved to me, that makes me smile and laugh, and makes my world go ‘round.  Unfortunately, in the last month, my family experienced a terrible tragedy of which I will not discuss on the blog, but it really took me out of my “happy place”.  It was tough to write.  I’d try to escape and write about all of the good things that were happening, but wasn’t in the mood.  Grief had taken over my brain, thus the total 4 posts for November, a month with so much promise and possibility.  

Suddenly all of the things I was excited about seemed so trivial and unimportant and I couldn’t believe that I allowed myself to get wrapped up in my own little bubble of sunshine when there are people with ACTUAL problems out there.  What the heck is wrong with me?

As I’ve taken a stroll around the blogging block, I’ve seen many bloggers (that are usually very upbeat) sharing tragedies in their own lives, and essentially documenting their journey to overcoming it.  It made me question, am I being fake on here?  Am I spreading a false image by only showing you the highlight reel?  No need to answer, it’s a rhetorical question.  It’s my blog, and I don’t need to sound off on every agonizing concern in my life.  I have an immediate family and best friends for that.    What I do want out of this blog is a community of people to celebrate with, to lift each other up, and to improve the lives of those around me.  I know that I have already received great feedback and been having an amazing time conversing with and learning about people from all over the country.  If one things for sure, I’ve definitely discovered that there are A LOT of GOOD people in the world!  


So I guess this is a disclosure, a fair warning that I am only human, and that this blog is but a mere glimpse into my 30-something life.  I have my highs and lows and choose to let the lows slide by without documenting much of them.  For now, It’s The New Twenty will remain my happy place, my healthy place, and a place I will always be glad to look back on.


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5 comments:

  1. Beautiful post! As a blogger I believe that blogs should be a place where you can escape and share your happiness with people! Keep up the great work, as a new follower I look forward to reading what It's a New Twenty has in store for the future!

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    1. Thank you for reading! It definitely makes me more aware of all the great things going on in life :)

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  2. I love this post! I'm also early thirties so I already feel a kinship with you in the blogosphere :) But, like you, I want my blog to be for projecting positivity as much as possible. Kind of like an escape, but not being fake about it. I'm even finding that when I get busy and can't blog, I don't want to apologize about it. Life comes first :) I'm a new follower, and I look forward to reading your future posts!

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    1. Absolutely! Sometimes with working full time it's tough to keep up with the blog, but I figure it's not my job by any means, so I don't need to feel bad when I go postless for a while. It definitely is a stress reliever though to write, so it usually does me good to keep it up! ;)

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  3. I love this post so much! I'd also like to say I'm sorry for your loss. I love being a blogger because not only does it bring me joy to just write about whatever comes to mind, it is very therapeutic in a way. Also, the bonus of getting to connect with people who come back to your blog makes me feel all warm inside and there's no other avenue in life that gives that to us except through the blogosphere.

    I'm following your blog Michelle! Can't wait to see where this blog journey will take you :)

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