Monday, August 14, 2006

Get Real

Some of you might be wondering about the poem I posted last night. Others have noticed and pointed out that I have been posting lots of poetry lately. One friend observed yesterday that he wasn't sure what to think about that or what it meant. Well, I am here to enlighten you. I think my blog is going through growing pains. Which really means I am going through growing pains. My blog has served as an outlet for my silly stories, off-beat humor and shady anecdotes. But I feel like it has been very one-dimensional. People who read my blog and don't know me personally will get a very skewed idea of who I am. I fear even the people who do know me may be misled by what they read here. The reality is...

I am not always happy.
I laugh a lot, but I don't always enjoy life.
I am easygoing, but I carry many deep hurts.
I put on a brave face, but I am scared.

In other words, I am just like every other person on the planet. I want my blog to reflect more of the complete me. So, from time to time, I will post things that reflect the way I am feeling. I may share a little bit more about my personal journey. I might make myself vulnerable. And I will still laugh and tell funny stories and relate the shady comments that get made to me each week. Have no fear! You will still be able to come to this blog and find something amusing to entertain you. But you might also find out a little more about me. I hope you'll like what you see, because it's just me trying to get real with you.

5 comments:

jhaas said...

wow. Laurie. i stand in awe of your vulnerability and out right bravery. I would love to hear your heart and hurt and hope. you have been funny and warm and related intimately with me...(you glow in the dark) I want to know more! I think your reality will help me grow, you really have so much insight and wisdom to offer.

Shanna said...

Getting real sucks. Stick with being the "funny girl." ;)

Anonymous said...

The real me woke up at 7:20 and didn't shower before work. I haven't washed my hair in two days. I must remain anonymous. At 6 years old, I got in big trouble for not taking a bath for a week; hopefully, it won't happen in my adulthood. I'm just pretending I'm from a different country today. Don't give your blog your heart. :) But you can still share.

brian said...

Woa, that was a sweet poem laurie.

erin vanv said...

I loved the poem... I hope you do share more :)