Oops, I have totally overshared with the Internet… or have I?
Yesterday I wrote about something that happened 5 years ago. I did not expect to get as much personal sympathy as I did and in a way it made me feel awkward. I wrote that post because Mumsnet’s campaign needs human faces, but I know that there are many who view this as writing to get attention.
I realise that one has to draw the line somewhere in how much is shared with the world, but I also think that a lot of things we all go through we would cope better with if we only shared them with someone else.
Too many people spend too much energy putting on a perfect facade. Often that does not end well. In the end of the day we all have lives that are hectic and complicated,and we all look like crap without make-up after an interrupted night of sleep (well, maybe with the exception of Miranda Kerr) – why pretend that we are perfect and strong and can handle everything on our own??
I believe that the world would be a better place if everyone learned to talk about what’s going on inside them. It doesn’t have to be publicly on a blog, it can be through writing poetry or songs, or talking to a therapist, or a friend or a significant other, the main thing is that if there’s something that is bothering you, it will only do you more harm if it stays hidden inside… (however, don’t dump ALL your issues at once on a friend or a significant other either – there’s only so much another person can handle at a time)
Little by little, keep your loved ones informed… or if you don’ thave friends or family like that, talk to strangers – there are many support forums out there, there’s also a wonderful website called blurtitout.org where you can get in touch with a mentor online and share your stuff.
It must be exhausting to pretend that you’re perfect (just look at the effort that goes into Kim Kardashian’s make-up!)
Share, peoples, share! ;)
- Read Lori’s blog at Random Ramblings of a SAHM – she lost her husband because he kept it all inside
- Read American Resident’s post on writing only about the perfect stuff in your life vs writing about it all.