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.