Have you ever sent a message that was completely misconstrued? Well I have. It happened yesterday. After I re-read my words this morning three things occurred to me:
1. There are three, if not four, blogs inside of one.
3. I shouldn’t have hit publish.
What’s done is done.
Or is it? That’s the beauty of blogging. It’s a snapshot of a moment in time and that means there will be times that I will miss the mark, be emotionally charged, or a whole slew of things that I can’t think of right this second.
And the sun will still come up the next day.
Here’s the deal–it is very hard to get to a different altitude when I am in the throes of emotion. It’s as if I am trying to put together a jigsaw puzzle, only rather than sitting straight up where I can see all the pieces, I am hunched over with my face so close to the table everything is a blur.
What about you, have you ever written a blog post from a place of emotion?
This morning I am sitting straight up and can see the pieces yesterday I simply could not.
Tempting as it is to take the post down, I’m not going to. What I am going to do though is straighten up the confusion:
1. Everyone in my family is OK.
2. The bad news is not mine to share–I was trying to write about the effect it had on me–not the news itself.
3. Clearly I failed at #2, hence the reason for stating #1.
Thank you dear readers for going along with this 30 day challenge–I am learning a lot and will for sure be writing a future piece called: What writing a post a day for 30 days taught me. Or some schmaltzy thing like that.
And if you have been paying any attention at all for the last three days. The answer to my 5 Truths, 1 Lie, inspired by: Sips of Jen and Tonic will be published tomorrow. If you haven’t guessed yet? Please do.
Now…I am going for a much needed walk with one of my favorite people in the entire world; Colleen.