A couple of days ago, Jenn from Slim Shoppin asked me if I would like to be featured on her weight loss success story page. I was honored and couldn't wait to answer her questions. Yesterday, the post went live (here it is!) and, while I was more than excited to share my story with people who I don't "know" in the internet world, I wasn't sure whether or not I should share it on my Facebook page. I had a debate with myself. Don't get me wrong - I feel that I own my weight loss and all that comes with it. It's not who I am, but it does have a huge part in my daily life. What I struggled with was letting the "world" know that I have a blog. Most of my family and close friends know about it, but there are others who simply had no idea. (Even my best friend had no clue- hi best friend if you're reading!) It's not that I'm ashamed or have any reason to hide, but blogging isn't something that comes up in my every day conversations, so I don't talk a lot about it. There's something about openly discussing it that makes me feel vulnerable. I mean this is my outlet and the place where I sometimes share pretty personal things. Did I really want to open myself up to everyone I actually know?
So, what did I decide to do? Yesterday, I let the cat out of the bag and shared the post with my Facebook friends. People I knew from college, neighbors, friends, "friends" from high school.....now they know.
You know what? It wasn't so bad. The outpouring of love and support is overwhelming. I don't know why I held back for so long. It feels like a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders and that I can breathe in the crisp, fresh air....and it feels fantastic.
So Jenn.....thanks so much for the opportunity! I really appreciate it!
Question of the Day:
For those of you who are bloggers, are you "open" with your blog?
Until next time!