I’m at a crossroads in my blogging experience. I enjoy writing, sharing information on my blog. I enjoy creative writing, the writing challenges, and sharing portions of my life, but where does that end and my IRL (In Real Life) Life begin?
So that’s where I am today.
I’m finding the balance between being a homeschooling parent, a writer, a blogger, a NaNoWriMo competitor; not to mention a mother, daughter, wife, friend, sister, and all the other relational components going on.
This being the year of quality, we’ve worked on our construction and remodeling projects, scaled back our obligations, and opened up the things, people, and experiences that make our lives more rich. We’re still working on those items, and as we grow and change, those will certainly grow and change too. How much I share of my family, friends, and experiences is still something I am deciding if and how to share on my blog and social media.
I think about my boys.
Do they want to be associated with the things I’m writing? Is it fair to them for me to put their images, their lives, online? Is my perspective my intellectual property? When does my story and perspective interfere with their lives, their online persona, their futures? I’m not sure. I’m not sure they’re sure. With as much that is online, on social media, will it become ubiquitous? Will their anonymity be cherished or rued?
Only time will tell.
So I take it day by day, post by post, and word by word. I try not to overthink — but this blog is a reflection of me, my life, my experience, my thoughts, my stories….