It's been a weird year. So many good things have happened. So many weird things have happened. And many of them continue to culminate in the same thought for me: oversharing.
This blog has been a public place--one I've been proud to update regularly in the hope I was encouraging others. But the fact of the matter is I've become uncomfortable with the questions that surround social media. How much should I share? What should I share? How safe are my pictures/thoughts?
Recent events (and a two week old conversation with BigBro) have lead me to one obvious conclusion: I am no longer comfortable with the public nature of this blog.
In a week, I intend to make this space private. I am not against sharing with readers (mostly those I know, but also those for whom I've developed a great affinity--Pissed and Mindee in particular. But there are more of you to consider). Those who are interested will be required to email me so I can add their email addresses to a "safe" list.
This isn't a decision I've taken lightly or one I've made overnight. Writing is a cathartic process for me, and I've been glad to encourage readers along the way. It occurs to me, however, I've been willing to limit the people with whom I interact personally. Why would I not embrace privacy with my own words?
Thank you for reading for the last few years. It's been a ride. I've been so thankful for the comments, encouragement and prayers along the way. I covet them now. But I also appreciate your understanding for this decision.
Sometimes, it's just time to say enough.